Jim McGuire: Searching for pawpaws

Jim McGuire: Searching for pawpaws

“It is said that no habit gets a stronger hold on a man than the pawpaw habit,” Seed World, August 1921.The gardening magazine writer who ...

September 19th, 2019 |  


Not all traditions are good

Not all traditions are good

Autumn brings us many enjoyable, time-honored traditions such as Friday night high school football games, colorful mums adorning people’s porche...

September 18th, 2019 |  


Greenland a good real estate deal

Greenland a good real estate deal

President Trump made a bunch of people mad a few weeks ago (so what else is new?) when he said the United States might want to buy Greenland.You know,...

September 17th, 2019 |  



Testing in Ohio schools: At what cost?

Testing in Ohio schools: At what cost?

Butterflies in stomach. Heart pounding. Fear of failing. Do you remember how you reacted to taking tests? Fast-forward to state standardized testing.&...

September 16th, 2019 |  


Gathering for peace, love, unity, and kindness

Gathering for peace, love, unity, and kindness

On October 27, 2018, I was horrified to hear about a mass shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of...

September 12th, 2019 |  


The Amish Cook: Chalupas add a Tex-Mex twist

The Amish Cook: Chalupas add a Tex-Mex twist

Last week we talked about the little fishing trip we had for Daniel’s birthday. Now this week, I’ll fill in a bit about his birthday suppe...

September 10th, 2019 |  


New circle, old problems

New circle, old problems

In 1962 The Kingston Trio asked, “But did he ever return? No, he never returned. And his fate is still unlearned. He may ride forever ‘nea...

September 9th, 2019 |  


Who doesn’t go to the dollar store?

Who doesn’t go to the dollar store?

What does the typical dollar store shopper look like? It’s difficult to define that demographic, because all kind of folks frequent them. In the...

September 5th, 2019 |  


Stating the obvious isn’t good enough

Stating the obvious isn’t good enough

Because I am apparently a glutton for punishment, have a macabre sense of humor, and want to continue to expose the Ohio legislature and the Ohio Depa...

September 3rd, 2019 |  


Three women worth knowing

Three women worth knowing

The annals of history are full of stories of great women who have used their intellect, determination, and concern for others to better their corners ...

September 3rd, 2019 |