Lori Borgman: Three secrets to summer survival

Lori Borgman: Three secrets to summer survival

I have discovered three secrets to summer survival.The first one is a purchase I made a year ago. It’s one of those purchases I wasn’t ent...

June 20th, 2019 |  


George Will: Oberlin graduates from self-caricature to disgrace

George Will: Oberlin graduates from self-caricature to disgrace

“You Americans do not rear children, you incite them; you give them food and shelter and applause.”— Randall Jarrell, “Picture...

June 19th, 2019 |  


Melissa Martin column: Ohio’s suicide rate alarming

Melissa Martin column: Ohio’s suicide rate alarming

Suicide is tragic and traumatizing. But, prevention, intervention, and postvention need to be consistently discussed in homes, schools, and communitie...

June 18th, 2019 |  



Joe Blundo: Poppy happy to have grandson running show

Joe Blundo: Poppy happy to have grandson running show

My new boss is utterly charming and often demanding.He gets people to meet his high expectations with a disarming blend of spontaneity, guilelessness ...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Diets change with age

Diets change with age

Recently, I became aware that I have an addiction. It’s to those slim magazines that are housed at the beginning of store checkout lines.The rea...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Alpo and Iams and deers, oh my!

Alpo and Iams and deers, oh my!

Dogs. I love ‘em. Most dogs love me. Two notable exceptions are Baron, a very large, very disgruntled German shepherd who bit me every time he s...

June 17th, 2019 |  


How to certify your pre-owned home

How to certify your pre-owned home

If you’re looking for a competitive edge in the sale of your home, your real estate agent may have an unexpected suggestion. Although many selle...

June 17th, 2019 |  


When science and life don’t mesh

When science and life don’t mesh

This article is going to betray my age, and it will probably betray yours, too. If you are in your sixties or older, the story that follows may elicit...

June 15th, 2019 |  


Thinking about Father’s Day

Thinking about Father’s Day

Who is teaching American boys how to be fathers? Is it a part of secondary school curricula? Do they observe their own fathers and make decisions abou...

June 14th, 2019 |  


Riding out the storm

Riding out the storm

Well, that was a close one.Those of us who live in Troy should be thankful we mostly were passed over by the Memorial Day tornadoes. People in Dayton,...

June 13th, 2019 |