Family foraging fun in great outdoors

Family foraging fun in great outdoors

Spring always brings back fond memories of my childhood, particularly the search for dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) greens in the yard. An annual tr...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Conklin: Together is the best place to be

Conklin: Together is the best place to be

Because we have to “stay home” today, as I write this on March 27, it is unlike any other day I have ever lived through! Today, I have bee...

April 1st, 2020 |  


Truth about Big Dipper

Truth about Big Dipper

Most of us are stuck in our dwellings during these troubled days. We emerge to walk the dog or engage in socially distant conversations with our neigh...

March 31st, 2020 |  



Digital resources aplenty at DCDL

Digital resources aplenty at DCDL

Readers, how are you holding up so far? As I mentioned in my column last week, the Delaware County District Library (DCDL) made the decision to close ...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Mobilizing manufacturers to fight virus

Mobilizing manufacturers to fight virus

This crisis is different from anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. It’s going to take a sustained response over many months to slow the s...

March 28th, 2020 |  


What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 27th, 2020 |  


Why the Lord’s Day?

Why the Lord’s Day?

As Christians, we do not observe the Sabbath. Really? No! We observe Sunday as the Lord’s Day, recalling that Jesus rose from the dead on the fi...

March 27th, 2020 |  


Helping those who care for ‘Greatest Generation’

Helping those who care for ‘Greatest Generation’

Ok, here we are again, and this time I’m speaking up! As the CEO of Ohio Living, the state’s largest not-for-profit provider of life plan ...

March 26th, 2020 |  


Political arena can be real head-shaker

Political arena can be real head-shaker

I sometimes just shake my head. When I was a township trustee, I tried to do my best to serve the township’s residents. I listened to them. I tr...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Night sky provides free entertainment

Night sky provides free entertainment

Every year as spring begins, I am struck, even startled, by the presence of winter constellations in our early evening sky.When I was 12 or so, I coul...

March 24th, 2020 |