They can take our Fribbles, but never our memories

They can take our Fribbles, but never our memories

Nothing lasts forever — not even delicious Fribbles.Try as we may to hold on to the things we hold dear, eventually even the things about which ...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


Hog butchering a major project for all

Hog butchering a major project for all

We as a church gather each winter to butcher hogs. It’s an enjoyable project, yet quite major. It really is amazing to watch two dozen pigs bein...

March 19th, 2016 |  


Feel the ‘earn’ in regards to college education

Feel the ‘earn’ in regards to college education

Now that the Ohio Primary is in our rearview mirror I feel as though I can finally unearth myself from the thousands of political postcards that flood...

March 18th, 2016 |  



A lot of Batman Seniors answer Bat Signal in county

A lot of Batman Seniors answer Bat Signal in county

Superheroes are all around us. Usually, we find them in the movie theaters in digital 3-D with ultra-whatever surround-sound. While the adventures are...

March 18th, 2016 |  


Well, at least we’re not West Virginia

Well, at least we’re not West Virginia

If you are reading this, there’s a very good chance you are miserable (although hopefully not because you are, in fact, reading this column).The...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Does ‘Hey batter batter’ really matter?

Does ‘Hey batter batter’ really matter?

In these pre-opening days of baseball, everyone is in training. Bats are swinging, coaches are drilling the run and hit, umpires are girding themselve...

March 13th, 2016 |  


Saying goodbye to Grandpa

Saying goodbye to Grandpa

The life of a human is so precious yet frail. We are constantly interacting with friends and family who are so dear to us, but in an instant any one o...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Recognizing greatness in its own time

Recognizing greatness in its own time

All too often, we fail to recognize greatness in its own time.When something is right in front of our face, the image — and the greatness —...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Remembrances and homemade tortillas

Remembrances and homemade tortillas

EDITOR’S NOTE: Gloria will return next week. Her grandfather passed away last week, so I told her not to worry about writing a column for this w...

March 5th, 2016 |  


Dr. Seuss — an American phenomenon

Dr. Seuss — an American phenomenon

I knew it was going to be a different kind of day when I got out of bed, staggered out to the kitchen and saw my wife had purple hair.I blinked. I pin...

March 5th, 2016 |