It feels good to be understood

It feels good to be understood

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. As in any relationship, communication is key to forging strong connections and fostering ...

April 9th, 2017 |  


White opioid addiction not found during crack epidemic

I had a friend who died with a needle in his arm.He was a childhood friend and, when they found him along a street in my hometown in the early 1990s, ...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Unaware he was stalked by a grizzly

Unaware he was stalked by a grizzly

The late Dr. Miller Toombs of Portsmouth once shared a story with me about an elk hunt he and some friends took to Montana about 25 years ago, a hunt ...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Stop holding on and just be held

Stop holding on and just be held

This is the last of a three part series about Marvin. Allow me to update the latecomers. Marvin was seventy-two when he enrolled in hospice with termi...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Loving Angel on Earth

Loving Angel on Earth

I want people to know there is Angels here on earth and me, my sister and brother lived in their loving arms for 13 days.My father was in his last sta...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Add these products to your toss pile

This spring, as you dust cobwebs out of corners and pack up unwanted clothes for the charity thrift store, there’s an important task that you ma...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Arizona revisited

Arizona revisited

In Ohio, I think we have so many misconceptions of Arizona. As a kid, I thought it was about black and white “shoot-‘em-ups” featuri...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Nuclear option reveals new depth of political rancor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to enable a simple majority of senators to confirm federal judge Neil Gorsuc...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Narcissism of small dietary differences

People whose ideologies are close but not identical often seem to hate each other the most. Consider the quarrels among various brands of progressives...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Is the U.S. walking away from human rights?

Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi’s Egypt holds at least 40,000 political prisoners, secular democrats as well as Islamic extremists. His security forces h...

April 5th, 2017 |