Another baby boom may be needed to prevent economic decline

Shortly before Christmas, the US Census Bureau put some coal in the nation’s holiday stocking. It released data highlighting a worrisome trend: ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Resolved: Mr. Squirrel must go!

Resolved: Mr. Squirrel must go!

Comes now 2017. The Year of the Squirrel, whom you resolve to rid from your yard, your castle, and your bird feeder in the days ahead. Despite your be...

January 12th, 2017 |  


The sore loser syndrome

The sore loser syndrome

It seems to me that, with the start of the new year, this is a time to do a bit of philosophizing - a twenty dollar word for thinking about some princ...

January 11th, 2017 |  


The invisible side of caregiving

The invisible side of caregiving

When you think of the term “caregiver,” you might have the image in your head of the dutiful family member looking out for an elderly pare...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Partisan politics and the Russian hacking imbroglio

Partisan politics and the Russian hacking imbroglio

It is a natural human tendency to want all good things to go together and all bad things to go together. That’s why we don’t like hearing ...

January 11th, 2017 |  


This man may be Trump’s most dangerous cabinet pick

This man may be Trump’s most dangerous cabinet pick

Time and time again, Jeff Sessions has put his own right-wing ideology above Americans’ constitutional rights.President-elect Donald Trump recen...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Getting the job done for Ohio

Getting the job done for Ohio

Ohioans, regardless of political party, expect their elected officials to represent the best interests of their constituents and to produce results on...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Uptown station in Xenia

Uptown station in Xenia

It has been a long time since a train passed through Xenia. Some will remember the tracks on Detroit Street. It was not unusual to be followed down th...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Why I answered the call for veterans to go to Standing Rock

Why I answered the call for veterans to go to Standing Rock

At Standing Rock, for the first time, I felt like I was finally serving the people.I lay among friends, huddled and cold in our sleeping bags. We list...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Visiting the worst of 2016

Visiting the worst of 2016

No matter what county you reside in, Greene, Clarke, Darke, Montgomery, or any in between, my guess is you’ve spent some time ‘Nowhere Els...

January 9th, 2017 |