Different, but really the same

Different, but really the same

Can it really be that time of year? That was the question I asked myself last Friday as I stepped out the back office door and heard the familiar soun...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Every life a mix of good, bad

Every life a mix of good, bad

The only thing we know about people – both people we know from a distance as well as our closest friends - is what we know about them. What we d...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Long live the Olympic spirit

Long live the Olympic spirit

The last two weeks have been like a breath of fresh air. Why, you ask? Because of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.I’m not sure when it started, b...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Blue Highways along Great Lakes

Blue Highways along Great Lakes

Long before Roger Easton invented the Global Positioning System, or GPS, Rand McNally sold his Road Atlas to millions. The red lines on the maps meant...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Drew, Bob & guilt by association

Drew, Bob & guilt by association

According to some people, it’s very important that you know that Drew Hastings and Bob Lambert are friends, because to know that is to help you ...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Seniors and financial exploitation

Seniors and financial exploitation

Elder financial exploitation is a crime that has been called the “Crime of the 21st Century.” The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) a...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Singing in the Big Apple

Singing in the Big Apple

Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” With all due respect to Walt, he was wrong.O...

August 11th, 2016 |  


A GOP friend? Get a dog

A GOP friend? Get a dog

My late uncle, Bill Kibler, a staunch Republican, used to regularly go into conniption fits over the fact that the Democratic Party does a much better...

August 8th, 2016 updated: August 8th, 2016. |  


Good to see you, old friend

Good to see you, old friend

It was a warm, bright July morning as we pulled into the parking lot on South College Street in Sabina. We arrived at the Cove for the Sabina Church o...

August 4th, 2016 |  


There is good, there is bad

There is good, there is bad

Donald Trump has proven himself to be one of the most effective communicators in modern political history, not only by taking advantage of social medi...

August 1st, 2016 updated: August 1st, 2016. |