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Report from Columbus

February 7, 2016 Among the many issues facing state government, the integrity of Ohio’s infrastructure is among the most important. That’s the way Jack Cera sees it. more »»

Guest column/Fight for equal education opportunities has been long

February 7, 2016 One of the most degrading, evil and vindictive actions that was ever displayed against African-Americans was to deny, in any form, an education for children. more »»

Remembering Ozzie, not ‘just a dog’

February 7, 2016 Today I feel a sadness I didn’t know I could experience. But there is a wealth of happy memories to recall and some so funny that I walk around with a silly grin on my face sometime. more »»

Children have become immune to weirdness

February 6, 2016 I’ve failed on the embarrassing parent front. I realized this recently while swanning around the high school — supposedly working — and all of my Sassy Saint’s friends were flagging me down for hug. more »»

Martin Luther King Jr. essay

February 1, 2016 The following is the winner in the Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

There’s plenty of progress

January 31, 2016 Our perceptions of the world around us truly can have an impact on how we see everything. more »»

Funny what thoughts pop into your head

January 31, 2016 Funny what thoughts pop into your head. Better Half and I were eating dippy eggs and toast last Saturday morning when I started wondering aloud about the incredible, edible egg. more »»

February brings special observances

January 31, 2016 Tomorrow is the start of a month that is busy with special days or designations. February is Heart Month. If you haven’t started before this, start looking into clean eatin. more »»

Looking to ride out the storm

January 30, 2016 My parents go to Atlantic City to celebrate their anniversary. more »»

Where have the lines gone?

January 24, 2016 There have been several events that have happened during the past couple of weeks that offered the opportunity to sit back and realize just how quickly time can pas. more »»

Some calendar interpretation debated

January 24, 2016 This past week served as affirmation — or maybe reaffirmation — that Better Half and I interpret things differently. more »»

Guest column/Right to work not really what it claims to be

January 24, 2016 The right to work legislation being pushed through the West Virginia legislature will do exactly the opposite of what it promises; these laws take freedom away from working class families. more »»

Recognition for volunteers, workers

January 24, 2016 Reading is an excellent way to pass the time on wintry days when the temperature dances around zero. more »»

Guest column/Let’s stand for justice and fight against hate

January 24, 2016 If you’ve ever toured the Ohio Statehouse, you’ve likely noticed framed, lit quotes adorning the walls of the ground floor near the Museum Education Center and clustered by theme: Justice, tolerance... more »»

Some next-level parenting

January 23, 2016 So it started with a phone call. The Long-Suffering Husband got an e-mail from the school, asking why our Sassy Saint hadn’t shown up to school. more »»

Consider closely: A tale of two biblical kings

January 23, 2016 I’m bringing this article to you after Christmas, but I feel it’s necessar. more »»

The importance of others

January 17, 2016 There were several themes that surrounded this year’s Baron Club Dinner. The 49th-annual event, which was held Ja. more »»

So you’re telling me there’s a chance

January 17, 2016 Chances are, I’ve kept my day job. And that’s because my chances of winning the Powerball jackpot were about 1 in 292.2 million, so I’ve read. more »»

Some January odds and ends today

January 17, 2016 Now what? I thought as I opened my photo file to find that the well had gone dry when it came to pictures for my column. It had been a slow two weeks. more »»

Be kind — clean your car

January 16, 2016 We had our first actual snow of the season, which was pretty lucky, considering how warm it was through the end of December. more »»

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