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Trump and the trouble with labels

Trump and the trouble with labels

Donald Trump’s sustained momentum in the Republican primary race for president brings with it criticism from some conservatives – the …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Here’s the good news: We live in a world of differences. Everywhere we go and every person we meet has …

August 26th, 2015 |  

I’m rethinking people labels

I’m rethinking people labels

As I drove along the rain-soaked pavement of Petersburg Pike on my way to work a few weeks ago I …

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

The case of the ringing cell phone

The case of the ringing cell phone

When Rocky Coss admitted that he had personally, if inadvertently, violated his strict rule against cell phones going off while …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Humor in the unexpected

Humor in the unexpected

“Expect the unexpected” is an adage so jarringly accurate, it might as well be the cardinal rule for being alive. …

August 19th, 2015 |  

Wicked cool in every sense, almost

Wicked cool in every sense, almost

No matter how much a person likes what they do for a living, it’s not easy to return to the …

August 18th, 2015 |  

This will only take an hour, promise

This will only take an hour, promise

Most of you have heard of Robert’s Rules of Order, the universally accepted guidelines of parliamentary procedure for conducting meetings. …

August 17th, 2015 |  

Slow down and just wait

Slow down and just wait

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Disney movies. And yes, anyone who knows me well would say that’s not …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Radar, mum, peep, and toot

Radar, mum, peep, and toot

Radar, mum, peep, and toot are all examples of palindromic words. While fun, attempting to construct something that is the …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Otworth’s vision drives new road

Otworth’s vision drives new road

A major joint project by the county of Highland and the city of Hillsboro is rapidly nearing completion, and it …

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |  

I was in a bind, and way behind

I was in a bind, and way behind

In his song “The Devil went Down to Georgia” Charlie Daniels sings, “He was in a bind, ‘cause he was …

August 7th, 2015 updated: August 7th, 2015. |  

A bit of ‘mind over matter’

A bit of ‘mind over matter’

When I was in school there was one history factoid that was always easy for me to remember: the date …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Should we take Trump seriously?

Should we take Trump seriously?

Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and …

August 3rd, 2015 updated: August 3rd, 2015. |  

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Marriage, while a dirty word to some, has certainly been a hot topic of late, and I’m going to offer …

July 28th, 2015 |  

The right to shoot, the sense not to

The right to shoot, the sense not to

The right to bear arms was so important in the minds of our Founding Fathers that they made it the …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

I still like the cat better

I still like the cat better

If you have read this column much you know I have a love-hate relationship with a dog I “inherited” from …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Just a giddy girl on a staircase

Just a giddy girl on a staircase

On Sunday I was able to return to the school that means so much to so many of us, and …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

From French fries to ‘chocodillas’

From French fries to ‘chocodillas’

“Oh, jeepers! That is good! Kids, eat up. Anything that tastes this good has to be good for you.” So …

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  

‘2 for 1’ in politics is good

‘2 for 1’ in politics is good

At a farewell party for Pamela Stricker last week, one of the benefits of attending, besides the opportunity to wish …

July 19th, 2015 updated: July 19th, 2015. |  

Our visit to far away ‘Pickles’

Our visit to far away ‘Pickles’

When it comes to science my brother is the aficionado in our family. I can’t count how many times he’s …

July 15th, 2015 |  

Hiking boots, coyote calls & memories

Hiking boots, coyote calls & memories

Hiking boots, coyote calls, and enduring memories — those are just a scant few things that vacation conjures up in …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Hillsboro: Zippia versus NerdWallet

Hillsboro: Zippia versus NerdWallet

By Gary Abernathy gabernathy@civitasmedia.com Hillsboro is the worst place in Ohio to get a job. But it’s one of the …

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 12th, 2015. |  

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