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Television shows in the 1950s

April 11, 2015 Recently I discovered some reruns that my grandson and I have been enjoying. I discovered a channel that runs “The Lone Ranger” and “Roy Rogers” in the mid-afternoon slot. more »»

Chickens? Eggs?

April 11, 2015 Most of the essays I write have to do with mental health issues. I guess it’s sort of my crusade to shift the thinking away from “mental illness” as a diagnosis. Too often that’s a final diagnosi. more »»

Afterthoughts

April 11, 2015 Solicitation When department heads approach leadership with their needs, they usually aim high. Then fiscal tightens the screws. And, somewhere in the middle, the magic happens. more »»

Remembering past Easters and more!

April 4, 2015 Did you ever wear an Easter bonnet? When I was growing up everyone wore a hat on Easter. Now, hats were never my favorite things to wea. more »»

Arrest your stress

April 4, 2015 April is designated Stress Awareness Month. more »»

Afterthoughts

April 4, 2015 Annex After hearing that the expenses for mind-altering medications for inmates at the county jail was way up and that the jail has an increased number of former Warren State Hospital patients, one... more »»

Get your ducks/chicks, other babies in a row!

March 28, 2015 When I think about spring I think of baby animals. Spring is the time when the young are born on the farm. Today as I visited my son and his family they just returned from the barn. more »»

Hangin’ it up

March 28, 2015 “I’m hangin’ it up.” Ever use that phrase? It usually means you’ve decided to stop doing whatever the activity was. I suppose the phrase is rooted in hanging up a phone at the end of a conversation. more »»

Afterthoughts

March 28, 2015 Incentive? Sometimes, it’s hard to attract the right kind of crowd to a public event. Sometimes, it’s hard to attract any kind of crowd. more »»

Rude people

March 28, 2015 Cara and I were in a taxi headed for the airport. I was flying home from New Orlean. more »»

Rude people

March 27, 2015 Cara and I were in a taxi headed for the airport. I was flying home from New Orlean. more »»

Can we dare to hope?

March 21, 2015 Long before the traditional signs of spring appear my allergies kick in. That was the case this past week. I have had allergy eyes as well as some congestion. more »»

Making memories at home

March 21, 2015 “Wow—look at the sky!” I called to my son as I peered out my dining room window at some dark and heavy clouds rolling in. more »»

Loving a legend

March 21, 2015 When I first met Walter, lo those many decades ago, I was young and I confess, occasionally impressed by a good-looking guy. Walter was blond and muscular, easy-going and funny. more »»

Iowa State, and that’s all she wrote

March 20, 2015 Let me get this straight — the entrant with the most points wins a rocking recliner from Mattress & More in Warren. more »»

26.2: Sticking to the plan

March 16, 2015 There are just 62 days left until the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Which means that’s how many days are left before I officially become a “marathoner. more »»

Invasive species

March 14, 2015 There are some beautiful plants in and along the Allegheny and the Conewango. I like to point them out as I paddle along with a friend. Sometimes that’s a mistake. more »»

All aboard!

March 14, 2015 Through the years I have heard one conductor after another say the words I used for my title as I traveled by train. more »»

When it gets hot the car gives out

March 14, 2015 Dear Car Talk: We live in the Southwest and have a 1992 Lincoln Town Car, which is much loved by my husband. The only problem is that it likes to die when the temperature is above 96 degree. more »»

Fatherhood: Wrestling with my emotions

March 12, 2015 To say you wrestle with your emotions as a parent would be an understatement. As a father, you wrestle with your own emotions, as well as your children’s, your wife’s, your cat’. more »»

 
 

 

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