God’s Kids Korner: You’ve got a friend

God’s Kids Korner: You’ve got a friend

Have you ever just not been able to figure something out? Maybe it was a math problem or how to put something together. No matter how you thought abou...

April 23rd, 2020 |  


Your money or your life, pick one

Your money or your life, pick one

Oh, the times we live in.It has been proven that keeping people away from each other so that they can not spread the virus is the way to save people&#...

April 22nd, 2020 |  


Surviving the haircare crisis

Raise your hand if you’re thinking a lot lately about your hairdresser.My hairdresser, Janet Cole, has seen me through my mid-40s transition fro...

April 22nd, 2020 |  



Fran’s favorites: Whole wheat bread & sidewalk chalk paint

Fran’s favorites: Whole wheat bread & sidewalk chalk paint

Life has changed so much for all of us during these past several weeks.Mike is extremely busy as you might expect, but he has been able to do most of ...

April 22nd, 2020 |  


Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

It seems to me that sometimes actions by governments result in unintended and unwanted consequences.That thought has likely bubbled up in my mind as a...

April 21st, 2020 |  


When a friendly girl goes on lockdown

It’s hard to keep a social butterfly under the net of a coronavirus stay-at-home order too long.One day, our 11-year-old daughter walked into th...

April 21st, 2020 |  


Working for Ohio during the coronavirus crisis

Working for Ohio during the coronavirus crisis

The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has changed every facet of life in a short span of time. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estima...

April 21st, 2020 |  


Science, patience and luck

Science, patience and luck

From the beginning of time, if someone suffered an injury (almost any injury that broke the skin), there was a possibility that they might die. There ...

April 20th, 2020 |  


Hope in these uncertain times

Hope in these uncertain times

The world stopped due to a dangerous disease and our lives have unwillingly come to a screeching halt. We long for all the things we naïvely took...

April 20th, 2020 |  


Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss

When I was younger, nothing was impossible. No jump was too high on my bike, no speed in my car was too fast, no sport was too hard. Invincibility was...

April 20th, 2020 |