Dreams of Felix Mendelssohn, Johnny Cash

Dreams of Felix Mendelssohn, Johnny Cash

I like to periodically take stock of my dreams. They don’t come often, but when they do, I become aware Felix Mendelssohn and I have something i...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Don’t rage or ‘salute’ … smile

Don’t rage or ‘salute’ … smile

Debbie and I are fans of the TV show “NCIS.”We really liked the first several seasons of the program. A reccurring piece of humor that was...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Considering a service academy?

Considering a service academy?

Since the United States Military Academy first opened its doors in West Point, New York in 1802, service academies have provided young people with the...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Responsible plan for future

Responsible plan for future

One of the most crucial, founding parts of a state legislative term is the drafting of our state budget. Perhaps no other piece of legislation better ...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Let’s admit it, conservatives love the mainstream media

Let’s admit it, conservatives love the mainstream media

Here’s a secret the mainstream media should know about Republicans, conservatives and Trump supporters. Disjointed alliance that they are, they ...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Working to give Ohioans a raise

Working to give Ohioans a raise

It’s simple. If you work extra hours, you should earn extra pay. Yet all too often, Ohioans are working longer days without the overtime pay the...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Storms, fireworks and ice cream

Storms, fireworks and ice cream

It was a beautiful night. Not a cloud in the sky – well … not too many!A great night for a short walk with kids and grandkids to carry eno...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Good Intentions and God’s IntentionsAs a preacher who loves flowers, writes about flowers and yes, as my congregation will attest, really loves ...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Election integrity: How do we compare?

President Trump signed an executive order on May 10 to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the United States. He believes that “...

July 12th, 2017 |  


The fair comes roaring back

The fair comes roaring back

“Pat, wake up! You were laughing in your sleep,” Ralph Doak said as he shook me awake.We were juniors in high school, and Ralph had invite...

July 11th, 2017 |