Birthday party for a toddler

Birthday party for a toddler

My responsibilities for birthday parties have always been limited: writing a check, picking up the bill at a restaurant, making a simple meal, and tal...

November 21st, 2019 |  


Prune young trees now to fix defects

Prune young trees now to fix defects

Many people are afraid to prune or cut trees for fear of damaging or killing them. This fear prevents them from making simple corrections when they...

November 21st, 2019 |  


People who touch your life

People who touch your life

I often look back to the people who have touched my life over the years. How lucky I was to have these persons help me and teach me important things! ...

November 20th, 2019 |  



No one can be perfect all the time

No one can be perfect all the time

It is not unusual for someone who has been taught the basics of diabetes to forget or ignore healthy self-care. Senior moments or favorite desserts or...

November 20th, 2019 |  


Encountering the ephemeral unicorn

Encountering the ephemeral unicorn

To the ancients, the constellations were collections of bright stars associated with figures out of their mythologies. They cared little for the patch...

November 19th, 2019 |  


Ohio governor discovers Stratford

Ohio governor discovers Stratford

Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road is a magical 236-acre educational farm and nature preserve to many children and adults. The beauty of the ...

November 16th, 2019 |  


BMV makes sure you get the point

BMV makes sure you get the point

“The one thing that unites all human beings is that deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.”— Dave Barry...

November 15th, 2019 |  


Take time to enjoy life

Take time to enjoy life

For the last couple of years, the words “breakneck speed” have been running through my mind. Why do we, as Americans, try to do too many t...

November 15th, 2019 |  


Young trees need attention in fall

Young trees need 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 14th, 2019 |  


Trump helping black communities thrive

Trump helping black communities thrive

African American voters will be hard-pressed to justify casting their ballots for a Democrat next year. In just under three years, we’ve made in...

November 14th, 2019 |