It really wasn’t that great

It really wasn’t that great

If we are honest with ourselves, our psyches become stuck in a period within our lives that we have found to be most pleasing, or most formative. For ...

May 20th, 2019 |  


Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Around Memorial Day each year you see many colorful clumps of showy peonies in farmyards and gardens. Some of them give off an intoxicating sweet frag...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Just fine in ‘our little world’

Just fine in ‘our little world’

The other night while watching YouTube I heard a song by country singer Tom T. Hall called “Our Little World.” He sang of the tranquility ...

May 8th, 2019 |  



Choosing and using the right mulch

Choosing and using the right mulch

“You are what you eat” is an old saying, and it points the way to picking the right mulch for your landscape. It’s common sense that...

May 7th, 2019 |  


Mrs. Green goes to Washington

Mrs. Green goes to Washington

It was a dark day when the unspeakable black funnel leveled half of Xenia and annihilated our home in the Arrowhead Subdivision off Bellbrook Avenue.O...

May 3rd, 2019 |  


Visiting the dentist

Visiting the dentist

Yesterday, I had a capped tooth break off, so now I have to make an appointment to see my dentist and have him look at it to see what needs to be done...

May 2nd, 2019 |  


Time to follow through

Time to follow through

Many years ago my paternal grandmother asked a favor of me. I never really followed through, and since I recently stumbled across the item she asked m...

May 1st, 2019 |  


Is Dogwood the best flowering tree?

Is Dogwood the best flowering tree?

Dogwood trees are universally popular, and it’s no wonder. At this time of year they put on a spectacular show, their brilliant white blooms lig...

April 30th, 2019 |  


Working for the Queen of Lawns

Working for the Queen of Lawns

While mowing my lawn on Sunday, I was reminded of the time in the mid-1970s when I worked at Memorial Hospital of Union County as the assistant direct...

April 29th, 2019 |  


Flying the North Atlantic

Flying the North Atlantic

The late Harold Losey of Wilmington loved challenges. He and his wife, Lillian, opened Losey’s Pharmacy located in Wilmington in 1964, and desig...

April 24th, 2019 |