Fighting a battle of wits

Fighting a battle of wits

One of my mom’s favorite expressions was, “I’m going crazy…and it’s a short trip!” It popped into my head a couple...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Childhood on the Cumberland

Childhood on the Cumberland

I was dog-sitting this month for my son Quentin. His pooch is a black Puli from Memphis named Cash. A Puli is the dog with dreadlocks, and this one is...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Hunger can affect anyone

Hunger can affect anyone

After I was out of college and living on my own, I ran into a problem that many young folks experience. I was never actually taught how to handle mone...

September 9th, 2015 updated: September 9th, 2015. |  



Walk to help end Alzheimer’s

To the Editor:Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death among adults? Did you know that of the 10 leading causes o...

September 5th, 2015 |  


Books for travelers and foodies

I recently returned from a trip to Norway to see two foreign exchange students who lived with us in the past. Norway is a beautiful country, but the w...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


A little wine goes a long way

A little wine goes a long way

On one of my favorite sitcoms, Everybody Loves Raymond, there’s an episode in which one of the characters is enjoying a glass of wine, sitting o...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Years together bring blessings, sadness

Years together bring blessings, sadness

During the Miami County fair this month, I attended the ceremony for a local couple in which they renewed their nearly 60-year old wedding vows. It wa...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  


Fire safety for off-campus housing

Fire safety for off-campus housing

This week I joined State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) to reintroduce legislation aimed at ...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Center provides kids with stability, hope

Center provides kids with stability, hope

Children really are pretty amazing humans. They are funny, resilient and have such a sense of wonder and authenticity about them. They are quick to an...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Flagging hate speech

Flagging hate speech

I’ve spent my whole life in the Northeast, but I have Southern roots. My late grandfather came from a long line of sharecroppers who toiled in t...

August 18th, 2015 |