Year of the Monkey started early

Year of the Monkey started early

This article was supposed to begin by referring to the Chinese year designation and then explaining why it was slightly misnamed. But Google, or perha...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Cowboy logic is sometimes scary

Cowboy logic is sometimes scary

“’Bout time to hit the woods, boys, ya think?”Steve, our tall cowboy-type on philosophical duty this morning at the world dilemma th...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Multi-tasking tasks the brain

Multi-tasking tasks the brain

Dear Grandparenting: I think you might have covered this one before, but it is a biggie between me and my grandkids. They would have me believe that t...

January 17th, 2016 |  



Work hard, work smart

Work hard, work smart

We always talk about farms being a family operation. A family business. The first lesson you learn when running any business is that you will not be &...

January 17th, 2016 |  


Some boomers face retirement challenges

Some boomers face retirement challenges

It’s difficult to believe that TV host Pat Sajak, and actresses Suzanne Somers and Diane Keaton will celebrate their 70th birthdays in 2016. The...

January 17th, 2016 |  


This campaign season, let’s fight chronic disease

This campaign season, let’s fight chronic disease

The Republican field is obsessed with rolling back Obamacare. One candidate is, at least willing to discuss the real enemy: chronic disease.“The...

January 17th, 2016 |  


Patients, not insurers, should determine what a life is worth

Patients, not insurers, should determine what a life is worth

How much is a life worth?According to Vice President Biden, who lost his son Beau to brain cancer, quite a lot. In telling the country he wouldn’...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Now not the time to pull rug out from under Ohio auto jobs

Now not the time to pull rug out from under Ohio auto jobs

Last week, we received confirmation of what so many of us in Ohio have known all along: that you should never bet against the American auto industry.A...

January 15th, 2016 |  


‘All things that are known’

To the editor:If as some homosexuals claim, they are born that way, science should be able to prove it. The one rule of science is to answer unanswere...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Community supports Caring at Christmas

To the editor:To the caring community of Shelby County: You have outdone yourselves this year with the Caring at Christmas donations! Thanks to all of...

January 14th, 2016 |