Lasting legacy of Henry Alford

“I ain’t shot no man.”— Henry C. Alford, Dec. 10, 1963“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes neares...

May 31st, 2019 |  


Curry, cupboard cooks

Curry, cupboard cooks

I don’t cook very often. I never use recipes. When inclined to cook or when I have company, I tend to look in the cupboards and see what is avai...

May 31st, 2019 |  


Preparing new landscape beds

Preparing new landscape beds

Spring is a fun time for adding plants to your gardens and creating new planting beds. It’s easy to fall in love with new plants as you browse y...

May 30th, 2019 |  



Life on E. Central Ave.

Life on E. Central Ave.

During my growing up years, our family moved around to a lot of different houses. Of the 14 different ones we lived in, I am writing about the one at ...

May 29th, 2019 |  


Equipping for life; homemade mustard

Equipping for life; homemade mustard

So here we are, another week has come and gone. Wherever we are there are appointments to be met and projects to be done.Life is full of them. Days bl...

May 29th, 2019 |  


The Whirlpool Galaxy, Part 2

The Whirlpool Galaxy, Part 2

Last week, I described my struggles to see the spiral structure of the Whirlpool Galaxy.The name is apt. The spinning collection of perhaps 100 billio...

May 28th, 2019 |  


Library to roll out Summer Reading Club

Library to roll out Summer Reading Club

This Friday, May 31, the Delaware County District Library will officially “launch” our 2019 Summer Reading Club. The theme this summer is ...

May 25th, 2019 |  


Was shedding blood on cross necessary?

Was shedding blood on cross necessary?

Now that the Easter season (Holy Week, Resurrection Sunday and following) is fading in our collective memory, it is a good time to reflect upon the si...

May 24th, 2019 |  


Enjoy showy, low-maintenance Peonies

Enjoy showy, low-maintenance Peonies

Around Memorial Day each year you see many colorful clumps of showy peonies in farmyards and gardens. Some of them give off an intoxicating sweet frag...

May 23rd, 2019 |  


Make vacation memories in 2019

Make vacation memories in 2019

A condo or a cabin? Beach or mountain? Country or city? USA or overseas? What is your favorite vacation spot? Adventurer or homebody?Some people choos...

May 23rd, 2019 |