It was supposed to be different

It was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulati...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Piper forever changed the game

Piper forever changed the game

We were supposed to hate him.In a world in which shades of gray simply did not exist at the time, the fact “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was the bad...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Stir-fry shines with healthy cooking

Stir-fry shines with healthy cooking

I would like to have seen the look on the face of the first person — I assume he or she was prehistoric — who tasted cooked meat. I’...

August 7th, 2015 |  


August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Ohio. Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key modifiable factor for disease for both mothers and infa...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Inside out times

Inside out times

Beth likes to quilt and she has made a number of beautiful quilts. Recently, she made an OSU-themed quilt for me, and she made it “Thad-sized!&#...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Courage is a journey to grace

Courage is a journey to grace

Sex equals happiness. That is the popular opinion. When a gay man comes out and professes his sexual preference, everyone says “I’m happy ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Giving Ohio tire workers a fair shot

Giving Ohio tire workers a fair shot

The tire and rubber industry has a proud history in Ohio from Akron to Findlay, and beyond. For over 100 years, generations of Ohio workers have manuf...

August 6th, 2015 updated: August 6th, 2015. |  


Time manages to slip by

Time manages to slip by

It has been 10 years this past week since I started writing a weekly column on art and related subjects for the Madison Press. I never expected to be ...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Health department successful in exercise

Health department successful in exercise

How quickly can medication be dispensed to thousands of people in the event of a public health emergency? That was the question on the minds of public...

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 Pat Buchanan?My guess is that by the end of the ...

August 4th, 2015 |