And the award goes to…

And the award goes to…

Another Academy Awards show has come and gone and, for the 15th year in a row, I correctly predicted the Best Picture winner.Once again, the award for...

March 1st, 2019 |  


When snow falls, there are no right answers

When snow falls, there are no right answers

Welcome to winter in Miami County, that glorious time of year when schoolchildren become expert meteorologists and our school superintendents become e...

February 25th, 2019 |  


Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

One of my childhood heroes, Frank Robinson, died last week.Frank’s name might not be all that familiar to young people today. But to me back in ...

February 13th, 2019 |  



Help and hope for your nerves

Help and hope for your nerves

A friend sat outside the school one day after recess, breathing hard, trembling, and the fear in his eyes was disconcerting.The other kids, his classm...

February 12th, 2019 |  


She really does pay attention

She really does pay attention

Last week I wrote about just a few of my favorite television shows down through the ages — those shows which seemed to brand a place in my being...

February 11th, 2019 |  


Do ‘Dwarf’ trees really stay small?

Do ‘Dwarf’ trees really stay small?

The American Heritage College Dictionary defines “Dwarf” as “an atypically small animal or plant”. “Dwarf” Japanes...

February 11th, 2019 |  


Go for your dreams

Go for your dreams

I recently read a book written by Richard Branson. He is the man behind the ‘Virgin’ brand and an adventurous person. He wrote “Idea...

February 4th, 2019 |  


‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!’

‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!’

Some people may think I’m a little crazy, but I like snow! As long as I can remember, I have very fond memories of snow. It seems like, when we ...

January 31st, 2019 |  


Turn snow drifts into sand castles

Turn snow drifts into sand castles

Maybe it was shoveling the snow again Saturday morning, after having to move the giant drifts last weekend.Perhaps it was dealing with school delays o...

January 30th, 2019 |  


Joy in a 2,495-game losing streak

Joy in a 2,495-game losing streak

Born to lose.What do a goose and a meadowlark have in common? More than you think — if you are a Harlem Globetrotter fan.Reece “Goose̶...

January 29th, 2019 |