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It’s time to pack it in

December 1, 2013 I thumped another suitcase down the stairs. “This is it. That’s all of them.” Terry surveyed the stash of things to be packed against the clutter of case. more »»

Holiday storm revisted

November 28, 2013 It is Thanksgiving 2013, and I am sure we are all giving thanks, having a great feast and visiting with family and friends. more »»

Do turkeys have souls? Some food for thought

November 26, 2013 Animal spirits often personify moral lessons of good or evil in Native American cultures. more »»

Do atheists ‘worship?’

November 26, 2013 Evidently they do, according to recent reports of the tremendous rise of “atheist mega-churches” across the world. more »»

Standing up to stand your ground

November 24, 2013 Count the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative among the many groups urging Ohioans to stand up against the ‘‘stand your ground’’ proposal that passed the Ohio House last wee. more »»

My mind is not for rent — or for renovation

November 24, 2013 Last week was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. more »»

Minding your manners while chowing down

November 24, 2013 Editor’s note: Cole just spent a relaxing vacation with his 4-year-old grandson, meaning the old guy is still gasping for breath, let alone trying to write anything. more »»

Address takes on new meaning today

November 19, 2013 Today, in addition to the usual November events, holidays and seasonal commemorations, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. On Nov. more »»

Making sense of begonia varieties

November 18, 2013 I’ve probably had hundreds of different house plants over the years, but the one I miss the most is the dragon wing begonia. more »»

Once again, the weather outside is frightful

November 17, 2013 Oh, the weather outside is — well, let’s see. I don’t know ... neurotic? I mean, if it was a person, it would be undergoing intensive therapy sessions right about now. more »»

A tight race for governor

November 17, 2013 A political poll released last week shows the race between Republican Gov. more »»

Tooting my own horn of wisdom

November 17, 2013 My fellow band geeks and I would like a word with all you ‘‘cool’’ kids who laughed at us in school. Ha! That's the word. Try not to stumble over it. more »»

Hail to the pup, and all other amazing animal friends

November 17, 2013 They say if you love something, set it free. more »»

Dairy exports important to economy

November 14, 2013 We are fortunate in this country. Our local farmers as well as those across these United States produce an abundance, and sometimes, a surplus of food for u. more »»

Mother-in-law always put family first

November 10, 2013 Although she was only a Trumbull County resident for a brief time in the early 1970s, I hope you’ll indulge me today if I share some snapshots of the life of one very special lady: Evon Ann Kimerer. more »»

Election turnout lighter

November 10, 2013 Odds and ends from last week ... Voter turnout on Tuesday, Election Day, was expected by board of elections directors in Trumbull and Mahoning counties to be low. It was. In Trumbull County, the 24. more »»

Ready for life

November 10, 2013 The slogan printed on the semi stated, ‘‘Ready for Life.’’ I grimaced. I was traveling home for the calling hours of a high school classmate. The second classmate we lost in a little more than a week. more »»

Take a lesson from Conan: Cynicism is dead

November 10, 2013 No one has all the answers. But some people have some pretty good ones once in awhile. People spend lots of time looking for answers. more »»

Does Obama really care?

November 8, 2013 The “Obamacare” production of so-called “affordable health care act” has saturated the daily news these day. more »»

Air Force crashes and burns with honor code decision

November 3, 2013 For some reason, I’ve always had a special penchant for the Air Force. more »»

 
 

 

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