Some things I’d like to see in my lifetime

Some things I’d like to see in my lifetime

This week, my friend and Troy Daily News sports department colleague Josh Brown is attending the San Diego Comic-Con, which, as near as I can tell, is...

July 18th, 2018 |  


The queen of cats was a faithful companion

The queen of cats was a faithful companion

Almost 20 years ago, a little blue tortoiseshell cat crept up our driveway. She was just a kitten, but she was on the prowl — for a place to cal...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Do you fear or endear snakes?

Do you fear or endear snakes?

Growing up in the backwoods of Kentucky Appalachia, my grandma learned to identify poisonous snakes: copperheads, water moccasins (also known as cotto...

July 17th, 2018 |  



Buyers, beware of bogus bargains

Buyers, beware of bogus bargains

One way to save money is to buy used stuff. But avoid being burnt by being aware of bogus bargains, deceptive duds, and painted pigs.“There are ...

July 17th, 2018 |  


When enough is enough

When enough is enough

I found a heart-wrenching and a heart-warming poem on Pinterest and traced it back to several websites while searching for the writer. A book called I...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Ohio needs more women leaders

Ohio needs more women leaders

Ohio had a female governor. What? When did Ohio elect a female governor? Where was I?Nancy Hollister was Ohio’s governor for 11 days in 1998. Yo...

July 17th, 2018 |  


The grass isn’t always greener

The grass isn’t always greener

What does one imagine when they hear the word “lawn”? Deep green grass that is cut and not overgrown or scalped? Today, society has high s...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Carving out the next president

Carving out the next president

A game some are playing now involves asking participants to reconsider the U.S. presidents sculpted on Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dako...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Saving the pensions Ohioans earned

Saving the pensions Ohioans earned

Last week, thousands of workers and retirees came to Columbus to demand Congress solve the crisis threatening the secure retirement these Americans ea...

July 17th, 2018 |  


I’ve had enough of ‘stuff’

I’ve had enough of ‘stuff’

How is your stuff? Neatly stacked? Stored away? Scattered around? Messy? Missing? Out of control? Everyone whose stuff is out of control, raise your h...

July 15th, 2018 |