“Quakers, Politics, and Economics” great resource

“Quakers, Politics, and Economics” great resource

Serious times require serious reading, and one of my serious reads this summer is “Quakers, Politics, and Economics,” edited by Bryn Mawr ...

August 7th, 2018 |  


Firefighters: Heroes and friends

Firefighters: Heroes and friends

Like many little boys, my grandson, Clayton, loves superheroes.He has most of the action figures fashioned after the Marvel and DC Comics superheroes:...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Just what is our land for?

The Trump administration accidentally released documents showing that they intentionally underestimated the value of national monuments while emphasiz...

August 3rd, 2018 |  



Amazon’s worst bargain yet

The billions in tax breaks cities are offering Amazon to host its “HQ2,” Amazon’s bare-knuckled push to squash a business tax in Sea...

August 3rd, 2018 |  


The Ohio State Fair has been moving right along and this weekend it all concludes. I have been working as a superintendent in the swine barn and I can...

August 3rd, 2018 |  


Reading the love letter from God

Reading the love letter from God

Ever experienced “mail call”? Although I never experienced it myself, mail call, as I understand it from those who did, was one of the mos...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Illegal aliens are not immigrants

A recent letter unfairly attacked Congressman Steve Stivers on immigrants. Confusing terminology was used. The author is talking about illegal aliens,...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Trump’s trade policies folly for farmers

Trump’s trade policies folly for farmers

Let me be clear: I want to be supportive of the president and his policies.As a farmer, we voted for the president because he purported to represent a...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Mission moves forward, and blueberry buckle

Mission moves forward, and blueberry buckle

Welcome back. Last week I told you about Lynch, Kentucky. This week I am adding a second part to my story. It all started one Sunday at the First Bapt...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Securing jobs that fuel local economies

Securing jobs that fuel local economies

The final National Defense Authorization Act is expected to be signed into law soon. As a member of the bipartisan House and Senate Committee that wro...

August 1st, 2018 |