Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 21st, 2019 |  


Students on their career paths

Students on their career paths

One advantage in being at a school district with four campuses is being able to hear four different student speakers at year-end Senior Ceremonies.The...

June 21st, 2019 |  


A playlist for your rainy days

A playlist for your rainy days

Here’s a drop of odd information for your day: I collect earworms.Don’t be grossed out. Earworm is a term for songs or snippets of songs t...

June 21st, 2019 |  



Poor areas need more than ‘investment’

Poor areas need more than ‘investment’

Low-income neighborhoods need employee-owned businesses anchored to their communities, not investors looking to make a quick buck.Where some of us see...

June 19th, 2019 |  


A constant process of learning

A constant process of learning

It’s a sunny day — in fact, it’s a bit humid and makes it feel like summer a couple weeks early.Each season comes with its blessings...

June 19th, 2019 |  


They’re truly moving experiences

They’re truly moving experiences

There are few things in life that bring me the joy that I find in moving all my possessions from one location to another.Among that list are root cana...

June 19th, 2019 |  


Spending a day at Old River

Spending a day at Old River

Last Saturday evening, Brenda and I drove to Dayton to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, the Pine Club.Unfortunately, we arrived to find...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Sherrod BrownUS Senator

Sherrod BrownUS Senator

Nearly three years ago, I stood in Columbus to announce that the Obama administration was going to finally raise the salary threshold to earn overtime...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Growling and giggling with Dad

Growling and giggling with Dad

We held hands. That’s what scared little kids usually do.The short, darkened hallway led to four different rooms. We knew he was waiting for us ...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Seeking golden solutions

I choose to live each day in an upbeat, positive manner.I must admit, however, to a sense of pessimism niggling at the corners of my mind, threatening...

June 15th, 2019 |