Valentine’s around the world

Valentine’s around the world

Next week is includes Valentine’s Day. To some, this is a silly, made-up-holiday that is created just to make money for the card and candy indus...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Like cars, marriages require maintenance

Like cars, marriages require maintenance

A few years back, my car’s battery died at the most inopportune time. It was at night, in February, and winter winds lashed my face with wet sno...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Adult-proof packaging perplexes

Adult-proof packaging perplexes

There are a few things that have routinely been difficult for me to open. I never had any problems opening 45 or LP records or 8-track tapes. Cassette...

January 31st, 2018 |  



America, Oprah is not your savior

America, Oprah is not your savior

Oprah Winfrey’s remarkable Golden Globes speech rocked not only the event’s A-list attendees, but almost all of America.Winfrey cited the ...

January 27th, 2018 |  


Embracing the challenges of parenthood

Embracing the challenges of parenthood

A dear friend recently asked me if I had ever written an article about the amazing things moms do for their children. There was a reason she asked thi...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Winter woes are here

Winter woes are here

For most of my life, I’ve been in Ohio during winter. Every winter, the same thing happens.It gets dark earlier. It gets colder. We start wearin...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Working to make dreams come true

Working to make dreams come true

Warren G. Harding was the last Ohioan elected President of the United States. This was in 1920, the first year in which women in America could vote.Ha...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Setting smarter goals in 2018

Setting smarter goals in 2018

As we wrap another orbit around the great gaseous ball of fire in the sky, humans scamper about our terrestrial sphere busier than ever, clamoring for...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Choosing joy in the new year

Choosing joy in the new year

Last January, I posted my resolutions for 2017, which is quickly coming to a close. I felt it was a good idea to review those resolutions, both to pla...

December 28th, 2017 |  


A look at Christmas traditions

A look at Christmas traditions

Thursday, Dec. 21, was our winter solstice. Actually, it was scheduled to occur precisely at 11:28 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (according to scientist...

December 21st, 2017 |