Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’

Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’

“I called the FBI this afternoon,” I casually told my husband, some months ago.“You did what … why?” he responded-not-so...

November 18th, 2019 |  


Mom’s mind was ‘sharp as a tack’

Mom’s mind was ‘sharp as a tack’

This is a continuation of the article I wrote last time about my being born at home in a farmhouse in eastern Delaware County back in 1936. My parents...

November 14th, 2019 |  


Growing amaryllis and paper whites

Growing amaryllis and paper whites

Amaryllis and Paper whites are rewarding, easy-care houseplants that really brighten a winter windowsill. Few bulbs are easier to grow than amaryllis ...

November 13th, 2019 |  



A lesson in capitalism

A lesson in capitalism

It seems to me that with all the whoop-de-do about socialism and what it is or isn’t, I figured an object lesson in capitalism might be appropri...

November 12th, 2019 |  


A lesson on impeachment

A lesson on impeachment

Democrats in the House of Representatives seem determined to impeach President Donald Trump. That makes this a good time to refresh our memories about...

November 12th, 2019 |  


The most important decision

The most important decision

It was a blessing to be able to travel to Israel in June of 2001.Four of us had worked hard to organize the trip – three ministers and me. At on...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Young trees need your attention in fall

Young trees need your attention in fall

If you have a home orchard, this is the time of year to start protecting young fruit trees from deer damage. Landscape trees like crabapple, weeping c...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Military marches on its stomach

Military marches on its stomach

At times the veterans I interview mention chow, grub, mess and the cooks who prepared their food.There is no definitive answer on who first expressed ...

November 8th, 2019 |  


You can’t fool a tree

You can’t fool a tree

As much as you might wish for a particular tree, and no matter how much that tree appeals to you, you can’t fool it into thriving in growing con...

November 5th, 2019 |  


‘Thank you for your service’

‘Thank you for your service’

“What do you say?” Growing up, how many times did one of my parents ask that question?A conservative answer would probably be in the hundr...

November 4th, 2019 |