Opinion Archive

Columnist goes fishing, honey gathering, and to a graduation celebration

ast Wednesday we had some folks here for the Public Employees Retirement group we belong to. There was a lady that works in the P.E.R.I. office in Columbus that needed to meet with the officers of this chapter. This was very informative, with items we need to know about, due to the economy being what it is.

What goes around comes around

Everybody is always longing for the good old days. We view the bygone days of the early 1900s as a time when the pace of life was slower, people knew and trusted their neighbors and a deep sense of community was prevalent.

Senior housing facility to bear the name of pioneer

In the fall of 1797 a young Virginian named Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in what would soon become the Village of Batavia. Dimmitt

Those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were shoveling snow and trying to keep warm. Now we are all ready to enjoy those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer.

Is Older Americans Month something we really need?

On May 4 the White House issued a press release in which President Obama declared May Older Americans Month. Obama has become the tenth President to perform this ritual, a tradition that traces its roots to President Kennedy declaring May as Senior Citizens Month in 1963.

Does everything have a repurpose?

We can call it recycling, repurposing or reusing, but whatever we call it, it means the same thing.

Tomatoes are great for your mind, body, and your soul

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 150 billion tons of tomatoes will be grown in the world this year. Some 120 million tons of those will be grown in America.

Have we forgotten the true meaning of Memorial Day?

When I was a kid we called it Decoration Day and our family would literally spend the day going from cemetery to cemetery decorating the graves of my grandparents, aunts, uncles and close family friends.


Throwing rocks was a favorite pass time when I was a boy. Everyone remembers skipping stones across a pond or stream as a child, but we were serious rock throwers.

Plugging along and enjoying each moment

I think we have to look for joy in the ordinary, everyday things that we do day in and day out and I am determined to make a more conscious effort of doing just that.

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