Spring Home & Garden Show weekend

Spring Home & Garden Show weekend

You know you live in Ohio when you can experience the full gamut of all four seasons within a 36-hour period. Since we’re seeing glimpses of spr...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Sea, sand versus rain, mud

Sea, sand versus rain, mud

After an absence of more than two months, it was a pleasure to reconnect last week with Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. I caught up with ...

February 16th, 2019 |  


It’s not too early for gardening

It’s not too early for gardening

All this rain and snow has been contributing to my cabin fever. Fortunately, gardening catalogues are arriving in the mail with page after page of bea...

February 16th, 2019 |  



Spring training, the insolvent estate

“I had a better year than Hoover.”— Babe Ruth, upon learning he was paid more than President Hoover“You come from the DR, and ...

February 15th, 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 14th, 2019 |  


History of first emergency squad

History of first emergency squad

When I first became a deputy in 1976, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office was running the emergency squad service. In about 1970, the State of ...

February 13th, 2019 |  


A favorite gift for Valentine’s Day is candy. A heart shaped box full of chocolates is another way to express affection. Tiny hearts with saying...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Preacher’s Point: Christian, do not be surprised

Preacher’s Point: Christian, do not be surprised

The flood of Noah came suddenly, but no one should have been surprised. Estimates on the building time of the ark range from 55-120 years, all the whi...

February 12th, 2019 |  


Opera glasses started it all

Opera glasses started it all

I am, by nature, an early riser. My internal alarm goes off at 5 a.m. whether I want it to or not. That tendency was a real problem in my younger days...

February 12th, 2019 |  


Winter visit to Longwood Gardens

Winter visit to Longwood Gardens

How would you like to spend an afternoon in a tropical paradise? For an afternoon’s relief from winter dreariness, beautiful Longwood Gardens in...

February 9th, 2019 |