How Declaration of Independence came to be

How Declaration of Independence came to be

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and announced the separation of the 13 North American British colon...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


A gesture of kindness

A gesture of kindness

Yes, more toasty summer days, more water fun, and many happy hours with family pets. As I write, the latest pets are three kittens from a stray mama c...

July 1st, 2020 |  


Respond to the 2020 Census

Respond to the 2020 Census

The 2020 census is underway and our efforts to count every single Ohioan will not stop because of the pandemic. Ohioans can respond to the census safe...

July 1st, 2020 |  



Seeking out elusive dark skies

Seeking out elusive dark skies

This week, I’m continuing a discussion of my peak experiences during my lifelong obsession with stargazing. Last week, I discussed my experience...

June 30th, 2020 |  


Confederate flags at High Court

Confederate flags at High Court

“A significant portion of the public associate the confederate flag with organizations advocating expressions of hate directed toward people or ...

June 26th, 2020 |  


Story behind military dog tags

Story behind military dog tags

During the American Civil War (1861-65), only 58% of soldiers killed in action were positively identified. Soldiers worried that if they were killed, ...

June 25th, 2020 |  


Virtual experiences continue at Stratford

Virtual experiences continue at Stratford

The general public and a lot of volunteers are still unable to visit Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road due to fears of spreading COVID-19. D...

June 20th, 2020 |  


Virtual events aplenty thanks to DCDL

In an earlier column, I announced that the Summer Reading Club would still be going forward this summer, though things would look a bit different. Add...

June 20th, 2020 |  


Closer look at Title VII ruling

Closer look at Title VII ruling

“After all, only the words on the page constitute the law adopted by Congress and approved by the President.”— Justice Neil Gorsuch,...

June 20th, 2020 |  


2020 has been one big juggling act

2020 has been one big juggling act

At various times, having generally good hand-eye coordination, I have tried to juggle. I can do okay tossing two balls up in the air with just one han...

June 19th, 2020 |