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Guys lose focus ... hey, a chicken!

December 21, 2014 Guys just don’t pay attention. Our wives questioned our focus for years. I think. I wasn’t really paying atten ... well, you know. Now a scientific study backs them up. It says .. more »»

Dream big but wear a helmet

December 14, 2014 Common advice is that if you’re going to dream, dream big. That’s not such a great plan when you’re a kid waiting for Christmas. Come to think of it, it’s not working out so well as an adult, eithe. more »»

Holidays and the bottom line

December 12, 2014 It is that time of the year called the Christmas holiday season, when not only children but adults and seniors enjoy the pageantry, the songs, gifts, food and the warmth of good will to one another. more »»

Enduring the traveling circus at the airport

December 7, 2014 Flying through the air with the greatest of ease … is really just for that daring young man at the circus, folks, and here’s why: The entire experience known as airline travel is far less popcorn,... more »»

Solve the mystery of shopping for spouses

December 7, 2014 “How can I get my husband to tell me what he wants for Christmas?” Yet another exasperated wife asked for my expertise, though I wasn’t clear if it was because I am a guy or because I resemble Santa... more »»

Children’s farm book of the year awarded

December 4, 2014 “The Beeman” has been named the recipient of the 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Award for Children’s Literature. Laurie Krebs writes from the view point of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper. more »»

More chocolate needed to stop zombie hordes

November 30, 2014 The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. We’re in for the whole Kit-Kat and caboodle of walking deadness. Unless we get more chocolate. more »»

Brown wants new party chair

November 30, 2014 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the top Democrat in Ohio, wants to have a new Ohio Democratic Party chairman in place by the end of the year. more »»

An exciting time to be a Browns fan

November 25, 2014 I am a Cleveland Browns fan. For the first time in forever, I can freely announce this fact without expecting a sympathetic reply. more »»

Fatigue may have caused California crash

November 25, 2014 REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday. more »»

Cell phone springs prisoner from the potty

November 23, 2014 Even in this week of gratitude, I never thought it would come to this — I am thankful for cell phones. Crazy, I know. For years, I railed against the cell. more »»

Uncouth ‘forget’ good manners

November 16, 2014 I am uncouth. I prefer to call it pleasingly casual. I have no ideas what “couth” is, but I do know, after reviewing the rules of the growing trend of business etiquette boot camps, that I am not i. more »»

More on Europe travels

November 14, 2014 Continuing from my column of Aug. 22, the last day in Brussels, after dinner, Aunt Mildred, Christine and I shared the sights of the day before they went to their room for the nigh. more »»

Christmas Tree Growers are a great group

November 13, 2014 The Northeast Ohio Christmas Tree Growers began meeting in 1998 with tree farmers from Trumbull County, and has expanded to include members from other counties in northeast Ohio. more »»

The worst ear worms of them all

November 9, 2014 I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want — I want someone to get a trowel and an empty soup can, dig these ear worms out of my brain, and feed them to a Karma Chameleon. more »»

Chocolate improves, uh, oh, don’t tell me...

November 2, 2014 Wait a second. It’ll come back to me. Oh, yeah, that’s right — chocolate improves memory! What awesome timin. more »»

10 things I’ll miss about Ohio, the Land of Ham and Fireworks

October 19, 2014 Dearest readers, as I strain to write this column under dim lantern light with this ancient quill, I can only hope it finds you well, for I am about to embark on a long journey, fraught with peril,... more »»

Cricket Complex chirps too late

October 19, 2014 It is amazing how well a spouse’s voice carries — when you don’t want it to. I could be on a business trip in an area so remote that not even my cell phone work. more »»

Meatloaf 3 Ways a good way to clean pantry

October 15, 2014 In 10 years, one amasses lots of stuff. Especially in the kitchen. In preparation for moving, I have been paring down my mountains of stuff in every room of my house. more »»

Even though YOLO, don’t be a FOMO (and other bad acronyms)

October 12, 2014 Right now, even as a bird sings sweetly, even as a flaming red leaf drops from a tree silhouetted against a cerulean sky, the world is turning. And it is turning too dang fast. It’s fall. more »»

 
 
 

 

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