Finding the love within

Finding the love within

Commercial television is teasing the viewing audience with shows such as “Sister Wives,” “Seeking Sister Wife,” “Married...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Thank you all, from the bottoms of our hearts

Thank you all, from the bottoms of our hearts

My mom came for the ice cream; she stayed because she fell in love.Forty-five years ago, my mother and father brought their burgeoning family from Cin...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

One of my childhood heroes, Frank Robinson, died last week.Frank’s name might not be all that familiar to young people today. But to me back in ...

February 13th, 2019 |  



Driving in a winter wonderland

Driving in a winter wonderland

On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 31, Troy was hit with its largest snowfall of this winter season. The weather that followed was fairly typical of Ohi...

February 12th, 2019 |  


Have a ball being princess for a day

Have a ball being princess for a day

This Saturday, Fields of Grace Worship Center will once again be hosting their fifth annual Princess Ball. Cinderella will be the special guest of hon...

February 10th, 2019 |  


Owning up to horrible actions

Owning up to horrible actions

First, we had Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam confessing to being in either blackface or a Ku Klux Klan robe in a photo on his medical school yearbook pag...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Free, black and 21

Free, black and 21

I ran into a twenty-something fellow wearing a T-shirt that said “I love being black.” I had a wave of fond nostalgia remembering how my m...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Every life tells a story

Every life tells a story

When you find yourself saying, “I wish I had asked Gramps about that day on the beaches of Normandy,” it’s time to write your own st...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Going around in circles over traffic

Going around in circles over traffic

If you’re going to have friends (and I strongly recommend that you do), have friends that are smart and helpful. I am lucky enough to have sever...

February 8th, 2019 |  


A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

A few months ago, I wrote a column about the shocking and untimely death of one of my former assistant basketball coaches at Wittenberg University, La...

February 7th, 2019 |