How are you doing today?

How are you doing today?

“How are you doing today?” I would imagine you have been asked this question every day of your life by someone. Maybe even multiple times ...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Heroin & painkillers: A deadly opiate duo

Heroin & painkillers: A deadly opiate duo

In Madison County, our drug treatment division of Mental Health Services continues to pursue measures to counter the opiate problem that plagues our c...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Painting to live

Painting to live

The statement, painting to live, is not about making a living even though I have used my art talent to do just that. This is entirely different. It is...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  



Extending foster care to the age of 21

Extending foster care to the age of 21

Parents prepare their children for independence by teaching them life skills that will help them make good decisions as adults. Many children, however...

September 30th, 2015 |  


The easy way to beat Donald Trump

Members of the Republican establishment are beginning to worry. Their grasp on power is slipping like sand through a child’s fingers as they des...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Quick and tasty red sauce — good on a cool fall night

Quick and tasty red sauce — good on a cool fall night

I’m so glad nearly all food tastes good to me. There is very little that is edible (that is not downright repulsive) that I won’t try. Adm...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong action

Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong action

Our 11-year-old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We’re learning a lot very quickly. What do we need to be aware of as we settle in to liv...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Columnist: Are presidential polls meaningless?

Columnist: Are presidential polls meaningless?

Within the past few days two “major” polls were released that “might” show some interesting trends in the preferences among vo...

September 25th, 2015 |  


No more excuses: You need a flu vaccine

No more excuses: You need a flu vaccine

Even healthy people need a flu vaccine.Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneu...

September 24th, 2015 |  


An honest and good heart

An honest and good heart

What would you do if you found a money bag containing $1 million dollars? That would be life-changing for most of us. We could retire, take a nice vac...

September 24th, 2015 |