Love gardening, plants? Pass it on

Love gardening, plants? Pass it on

As a child I spent many, many weekends at my grandmother “Oma’s” house.My Oma and Opa were my father’s parents, immigrants fro...

February 17th, 2021 |  


Valentine’s Day patent war

Valentine’s Day patent war

“Whatever evidence there is, is in favor of the caveat having been filed first.”— Elisha Gray“Great discoveries and improvemen...

February 12th, 2021 |  


Embracing reconciliation in 2021

Embracing reconciliation in 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’m a different person than I was one year ago. I think that we are always changing as human beings, sometimes...

February 12th, 2021 |  



Conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure

Conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure

Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series on Agent Orange.In 1991, Congress enacted the Agent Orange Act, giving the Department of...

February 11th, 2021 |  


Bringing awareness to teen dating violence

Bringing awareness to teen dating violence

Many will think of February as the month for Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, or even Groundhog Day or Mardi Gras. Often-overlooked, Februa...

February 9th, 2021 |  


Little fanfare for Aries constellation

Little fanfare for Aries constellation

High in the south right now, you’ll find the constellation Aries, the Ram. Frankly, the constellation doesn’t get much attention from many...

February 9th, 2021 |  


Lasting impact of Dred Scott case

Lasting impact of Dred Scott case

In 2013, I had the opportunity to travel to St. Louis. It wasn’t really all that long ago, but life was surely different. Back then, Nate and I ...

February 9th, 2021 |  


Swanger: Joy is important to living life well

Swanger: Joy is important to living life well

Many people think that 2020 was a really bad year, and they are hoping that 2021 will turn out to be a better year.COVID-19 has affected our community...

February 5th, 2021 |  


Agent Orange use led to class-action lawsuit

Agent Orange use led to class-action lawsuit

Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series on Agent Orange.U.S. veterans, while in Vietnam, were told not to worry and were persuaded...

February 4th, 2021 |  


How to treat buck rubs on trees

How to treat buck rubs on trees

Right now we’re seeing quite a few young trees damaged by deer.Deer feed on tender new growth all year round, but the worst deer damage occurs d...

January 31st, 2021 |