Good friendships are not something you come across every day. The really good ones take time to develop, and often require hurt to be felt and overcome, patience, and the understanding of the others' shortcomings and mistakes before they fully...
Dysania (noun) – The state of having a hard time waking up and getting out of bed in the morning.
I'm no spring chicken, but I'm not old either. At least I don't think of myself as old.But it's recent years that aging as been at the foremost of my thoughts.
This is the third in a four-part series about running for office. Today's topic: Hitting the campaign trail.
Reading a story this week by Karen Ruhl, one of our contributing writers, I came across the words Pine Lake. Karen had been talking about driving around Pike County and I thought she surely meant Pike Lake, where I spent several weeks during my school...
If I would say, “Sweet Caroline,” odds are the response I'd get would be: “Bomp, bomp, bomp!”
That visitor is never invited and never welcome, but barges right on in, deposits an emotional mess, and then exits the premises leaving us adults reeling a bit.
This is the second in a four-part series about running for office. Today: fundraising.
I just can't resist. Two weeks ago I wrote in this space about how elated I was after The Ohio State University Buckeyes knocked off mightily Alabama in one of the first-ever national semifinal college football playoff games.
My grandma once told me, “Sarah, if you're ever in danger, don't get scared. Get angry.”
This is the first in a four-part series about running for office. Today's topic: Making the big decision.
When I was first asked to write a column for this newspaper more than three years ago, and subsequently agreed, I said it would not be like most newspapers columns. I said it would be light, with little to no political commentary. But when I sat down...
Now that the holidays are over … 'tis the season for tissues and cough drops. Actually, for many people, Christmas was the season for all of that, too – and the Allen household was no different.
Me? Scared of the shadows? Christmas trees? Stone-still statues?Well, I don't know that scared is quite the appropriate term, more like I am ever mindful of these things that I used to not pay a bit of attention to.
“Survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory walkers.”
I'm not sure who I have to thank. Urban Meyer certainly comes to mind. The Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan State, Wisconsin, my wife, the rest of my family, they all combined to make New Year's Day 2015 one of the best I can...