We can always keep company with our memories

We can always keep company with our memories

Among a treasure trove of ancestral writings I’ve discovered in drawers, attics and elsewhere, I want to share two that put a pleasant glaze on ...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Men will be men … or will they?

Men will be men … or will they?

As usual, it seems I am thinking a bit outside the box.I am quietly watching the Trump crude comments/hypocritical pseudo liberal outrage/comparison t...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Seeing demons in the mirror

Seeing demons in the mirror

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.The face staring at me in the mirror isn’t just my image, but that of a demon’s....

October 24th, 2016 |  



Letter to the editor: Residents need assurances from EMS, commission

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor exceeds the standard 300-word limit, but given the topic and its impact on Mason County, we are publish...

October 21st, 2016 updated: October 21st, 2016. |  


Effort to prevent campus sexual violence reaches one-year mark

Effort to prevent campus sexual violence reaches one-year mark

One year ago, Ohio’s colleges and universities came together to collectively address an issue that called for great attention and great change. ...

October 21st, 2016 |  


A Holistic Approach to Spiritual Health

A Holistic Approach to Spiritual Health

Holistic medicine is all the rage in certain circles: the theory that you need to treat the whole of a person, and not just the individual parts. Ther...

October 20th, 2016 |  


Cruciform should be the norm

Cruciform should be the norm

A term significant for the Christian church is “cruciform.” It is an adjective meaning “cross-shaped.” Although not a Bible wo...

October 20th, 2016 |  


A Hunger for More

A Hunger for More

Forgiveness may be at once both the most necessary of responses to the grace that God has bestowed upon us and the most misunderstood (and, consequent...

October 20th, 2016 |  


The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

In Luke 18: 9-14, Jesus tells the people a story about a man who thought he was better than everyone else. Both men went to the temple to pray. One of...

October 20th, 2016 |  


Firebombing wasn’t an attack on Republicans only

(Editor’s note: The following editorial appeared in The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday, Oct. 18.)Democracy was firebombed this past weekend in No...

October 18th, 2016 |