Letters to Santa answered

Letters to Santa answered

I was the youngest child in my family, so I was raised by a lot of adults — my parents, my grandparents, and my much older brothers. No one ever...

December 7th, 2017 |  


As the father of only girls, I’ve always worried about how my young ladies will be treated by the males they encounter through life.I’ve o...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Finding more reasons to celebrate

Finding more reasons to celebrate

You might be on holiday overload by now. What with the sugar rush still working from Halloween candy and the major carb load from mashed potatoes, dre...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Taking a side on famous rivalries

Taking a side on famous rivalries

This is it! This is the weekend that some among us have long-awaited — the weekend that the Ohio State football team plays the team from that st...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Don’t expect the impossible

Don’t expect the impossible

For many years now, laws have been created as if schools and schools alone determine a child’s success or failure. While embracing this myth, Oh...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Where has Thanksgiving gone?

Where has Thanksgiving gone?

As a weekly columnist, I try to write about everyday life. I’m not really interested, nor do I have much talent for, journalism or reporting new...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Taking time to count our blessings

Taking time to count our blessings

A friend of ours started a Facebook posting on Nov. 30. It was called “30 days of thankfulness” and the premise is pretty simple. He (and ...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Trying to make sense of it all

Trying to make sense of it all

One of the more important lessons my mother has taught me in my 35 years on this earth is, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t s...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Online commenters could learn a lot from kid’s etiquette

Online commenters could learn a lot from kid’s etiquette

I began using social media sites as a quick and convenient way to stay in touch with relatives who don’t live near me. We typically play a game ...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Workers: A company’s greatest asset

Workers: A company’s greatest asset

As I visited with Ohio workers across the state this summer, I was consistently impressed with the skill, efficiency, and tenacity of the men and wome...

November 1st, 2017 |