David Trinko: Why the newspaper keeps reporting numbers

David Trinko: Why the newspaper keeps reporting numbers

The old adage says numbers never lie.According to plenty of internet comments over the past two years, they lied to you nearly daily.If you’re a...

March 18th, 2022 |  


John Grindrod: Some thoughts on clutter, both at work and at home

John Grindrod: Some thoughts on clutter, both at work and at home

While working as a quality inspector for Mid-American Cleaning Contractors, I make my way through a wide swath of workspaces, both workers’ cubi...

March 18th, 2022 |  


Today, we are all Ukrainian

Today, we are all Ukrainian

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Wilmington developing sister-city relationships with three communities in Ukraine. As I wrote that column, Russian forc...

March 11th, 2022 |  



Appreciating the nice guys

Appreciating the nice guys

One of the things I’ve always liked about watching football is what a team sport it is.For me, the Super Bowl was always the greatest showcase o...

February 18th, 2022 |  


Hail to those special groundhogs

Hail to those special groundhogs

Each year, I have to chuckle as Feb. 2 approaches, for it’s on that day that a rodent perceived as a pest by most for the rest of the 364 days o...

February 4th, 2022 |  


Building memories and a treehouse

Building memories and a treehouse

At the far end of Maple Street in Germantown was a narrow strip of woods between two cornfields. That skinny bit of woods led down to Twin Creek about...

February 4th, 2022 |  


Checking out self check-out

Checking out self check-out

Here is a conversation starter more controversial than “Who did you vote for?” More timely than “What happened to Ohio State?”...

February 3rd, 2022 |  


Joey Franchise is changing my mind

Joey Franchise is changing my mind

Except for a time from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s, I have never been much of a Cincinnati Bengals fan. I have always rooted for them to some degr...

January 28th, 2022 |  


Glimpses of America, 1957

Glimpses of America, 1957

A couple of years ago, one of my sweet and gentle readers, Mary Crider, gave me a large stack of my favorite childhood magazine, Sports Illustrated, m...

January 21st, 2022 |  


A former student scores again

A former student scores again

Until the death of the president of Training, Solutions, Inc. in 2020 and the closing of the company, for decades I frequently taught courses in creat...

January 21st, 2022 |