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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 »»

Guest column/More than sum of your parts

January 16, 2016 There are moments when you suspect deep down you’re not whole, when you feel you have somehow misplaced a portion of your soul. more »»

Interesting year ahead

January 10, 2016 We’re well into January, and with this being a presidential election year, that means politics on the local, state and national level will be taking on even greater significance in the next couple o... more »»

2016 tradition and some resistance to it

January 10, 2016 I’m not sure how your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day went, but mine pretty much included “tradition” and a mix of some resistance to it. more »»

Some final holiday events and a chill

January 10, 2016 Holiday events lasted well beyond Christmas Day around our house but have wound down now, and I am now facing the real chill of winter. more »»

A book as a Christmas gift? Perfect

January 10, 2016 Mike Gray has a marvelous knack for picking just the right book to give me for a Christmas gift. more »»

You can always look in the closet

January 9, 2016 I bought the Little Professor a new coat. I know I did. A nice, warm down-filled, water-proofed, more-zippers-than-anyone-could-ever-need coat. more »»

Full of hope in welcoming the new year

January 3, 2016 Who’d have thought I would have spent a bit of the mornings of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sitting coatless and comfortable on my back porch? But I did, quite in contrast, no doubt, to those two... more »»

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