Shaking off the weight of holiday memories

Shaking off the weight of holiday memories

Holidays become harder as we age because, unlike Santa, we’re not carrying presents. We’re carrying pasts.We carry not only our pasts but ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Holiday gatherings can be fun and healthy

Holiday gatherings can be fun and healthy

I’ve been watching my diet this year and eating better. But with the holidays in full swing, I’m worried about derailing all of my hard wo...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Do what you can ahead to avoid stress

Do what you can ahead to avoid stress

I’m coasting into Christmas and the New Year.That means no more scrambling to find the perfect gifts. Furthermore, if it’s not decorated b...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Pie time for pie

Pie time for pie

What an eventful day! Mom invited my two sister-in-laws and myself to her house for the day. Plans were to bake pies and do whatever other projects we...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

It’s past time for comprehensive reform of Congress. The changes I advocate will not come about without citizen action.The first three words of ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Booze, guns, and big pharma

Booze, guns, and big pharma

This week a new medical marijuana cultivation facility broke ground for construction in Yellow Springs. Suddenly, everyone is concerned about people u...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Behold, the Christmas Grinch cometh

Behold, the Christmas Grinch cometh

I never have to look at the calendar to know when the Christmas holiday season is approaching. As soon as I lay down my fork on Thanksgiving Day, the ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Don’t miss Christmas

Don’t miss Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” During the weeks that lead up to Christmas, doesn’t it seem to you like people are...

December 21st, 2017 |  


It takes a village to raise a child

It takes a village to raise a child

Community involvement in schools is critical.National research shows that the more parents and local residents actively participate in events, initiat...

December 19th, 2017 |  


What is ‘public’ and what is ‘private?’

What is ‘public’ and what is ‘private?’

What is a “private matter” and what is “public record?”In the last week The Madison Press has published several news articles ...

December 19th, 2017 |