Erma Bombeck: A legend lives on

Erma Bombeck: A legend lives on

Erma Bombeck made an appearance of sorts near her hometown of Dayton recently, and will be in other Ohio cities soon. The “of sorts” refer...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Swingin’ in the rain

Swingin’ in the rain

To quote my friend Jessie, “Golf was invented by the Scots to annoy the British.” The British are not alone in their exasperation.Jessie w...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Big fun in the big city

Big fun in the big city

For some folks, there is a great deal of trepidation when it comes to the annual summer ritual, the family vacation. The planning of where to go, wher...

June 17th, 2018 |  



The tie that binds

The tie that binds

We all have fairly good odds of knowing our biological mothers unless we were adopted. The odds of knowing our biological fathers are less. Five-plus ...

June 14th, 2018 updated: June 15th, 2018. |  


Introducing students to manufacturing

Introducing students to manufacturing

This summer marks the sixth year my office is partnering with local companies and organizations to host summer manufacturing camps for young Ohioans a...

June 13th, 2018 |  


We can no longer stay silent about mental illness

We can no longer stay silent about mental illness

When I broke my rib (which I did by coughing too hard … it’s a long story), I immediately went to the doctor and got an X-ray.When I start...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Erma Bombeck: A legend lives on

Erma Bombeck: A legend lives on

Erma Bombeck made an appearance of sorts near her hometown of Dayton recently, and will be in other Ohio cities soon. The “of sorts” refer...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Aaah … the good old days!

Aaah … the good old days!

Aaah … the good old days!I think that’s why some people like antique stores, Flea markets, auctions, yard sales, and eBay. Items from the ...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Cottonwoods nothing to sneeze at

Cottonwoods nothing to sneeze at

It always snows in Ohio in June.Well, it’s not real snow, but sometimes it looks like it. It’s cottonwood tree seeds. I have been watching...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Raising kids who read

Raising kids who read

Why is it important to expose babies, toddlers, and younger children to the world of books? Why is it important to read aloud to babies and toddlers? ...

June 8th, 2018 |