Our missing $10 trillion

A trillion dollars, a figure with twelve zeros after a one, is by any measure a ton of money. It’s near impossible to comprehend how much a tril...

July 20th, 2018 |  


A birthday gift: Being less embarrassing

A birthday gift: Being less embarrassing

So we were engaged in the Great American Family pastime of watching pro wrestling the other night when one of my favorite current wrestlers, “Gl...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Hurricanes, golf carts, gators … and you!

Hurricanes, golf carts, gators … and you!

Since making our move to Florida just over a year-and-a-half ago, many of our friends and family have not neglected to send us numerous social media p...

July 19th, 2018 |  



Combating the influx of fentanyl

Combating the influx of fentanyl

Fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin, has become the number one killer in Ohio’s opioid epidemic. Overdoses have overtaken car accidents and oth...

July 18th, 2018 |  


On a mission with fun, tasty recipes

On a mission with fun, tasty recipes

Welcome back. For the past week Fred and I were in Lynch, Kentucky for our first Christian mission trip. When we live in Florida we attend a wonderful...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Saving the pensions that Ohioans earned

Saving the pensions that Ohioans earned

Last week, thousands of workers and retirees came to Columbus to demand Congress solve the crisis threatening the secure retirement these Americans ea...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Police danced in a honky-tonk

Police danced in a honky-tonk

“Why don’t we get something to eat and then stop over at the Country Palace? It will give us an opportunity to chill and relax,” the...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Knowing when to turn off the news

The news hurts.I can’t handle watching it because it hurts. I can’t deal with seeing Facebook posts about it. I can’t even hear joke...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Remember … he was once young

Remember … he was once young

Years ago, I had the privilege of working with a red-headed, ex-Army nurse named Mildred Thoroman. She was delightful. I loved working with her, as di...

July 16th, 2018 |  


They’re missing the point … again

They’re missing the point … again

In previous articles I have written that the daily email I receive as a superintendent updating me on the latest political shenanigans occurring in Co...

July 13th, 2018 |