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This voice is not very reasonable

February 2, 2014 I never knew that eating could be such a difficult thing to do. Eating the so-called ‘‘right way,’’ anyway. It’s my fault, I know. I sorta, kinda forgot to exercise for a day or two. more »»

Testing ad nauseam ineffective

January 28, 2014 Candidates for teaching in Ohio schools must successfully complete a series of tests before they even enter a classroom as professional educators. more »»

Out of the loop, but still loopy

January 26, 2014 It was the classic good news-bad news situation. Our home phone line fizzled and died. But the company made a speedy repair, quickly reconnecting us to the world. The fix, of course, was the bad news. more »»

County backing Betras

January 26, 2014 The terms of chairman and woman of the Democratic and Republican parties in Trumbull and Mahoning counties expire around the time of the May 7 primary election, yet some elected officials in Mahonin... more »»

Here's to you, Father Christopher Cicero

January 26, 2014 It's been quite a strange week for old PK. more »»

Live and let dye: My love affair with my hair

January 26, 2014 Who knows what began this love affair we have with that frustrating pile of dead skin we call hair —?but it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. more »»

Country acts will play stadiums, sheds this summer

January 23, 2014 As cold as it is right now, it’s hard not to look forward to those warm summer nights when you can sit outside and listen to music. more »»

Curl up with chicken and noodles

January 22, 2014 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s feasts are traditional indulgences that are hard to pass up. more »»

Let plates, clothes and kids clean themselves

January 19, 2014 Back when I lived the uncultured life of a bachelor, I sometimes allowed dirty dishes to pile up in the sink. OK, perhaps a tad more than ‘‘sometime. more »»

Teenage angst has paid off well, from grunge to pop

January 19, 2014 When I was a normal, non-famous teenager, I did normal, non-famous teenager stuff. I dressed like an idiot. more »»

Kick habit of losing single shoes

January 12, 2014 A whole bunch of people are hobbling about in single shoes, boots and flip-flops. I don’t know where they are, but they’re out there. I keep driving by their missing shoes, boots and flip-flops. more »»

Meeting featured locally produced foods

January 9, 2014 The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District 63rd annual meeting was held this past fall at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Cortlan. more »»

Race for governor shaping up

January 5, 2014 Ohio Gov. more »»

Is this a tall tale or snow job?

January 5, 2014 ‘‘Tell us another scary story,’’ one little pest begged. ‘‘Yeah, tell us again about when there were no video games,’’ the other said. more »»

Remembering one who has gone too soon

January 5, 2014 The first column of 2014 … but really an extension of the last column of 2013. more »»

Tech to-do list keeps circuits from getting crossed

January 5, 2014 I’m tech-savvy, I swear. Just because my computer has seen three presidential elections doesn’t mean I wouldn’t know how to use a new one. more »»

Examining the personalities of garlic

December 30, 2013 I’ve planted garlic for many years, usually whatever I could find at the local garden center and sometimes what was on sale in one of my favorite seed catalogs, but I’ve never planted hardneck garlic. more »»

Goodbye, clown; hello, coffee: Valley changes in 2013

December 29, 2013 I wanted to do some kind of year-end list, but the range of list topics is hard to narrow down. Albums? I am so behind on new music. TV? Way too much to even start to rate. more »»

Goodbye, clown; hello, coffee: Valley changes in 2013

December 29, 2013 I wanted to do some kind of year-end list, but the range of list topics is hard to narrow down. Albums? I am so behind on new music. TV? Way too much to even start to rate. more »»

Looking back and looking forward to 2014

December 29, 2013 Can it be the last column of 2013, already? Sigh. It doesn’t seem like another year could have elapsed so quickly. And what a difference a year make. more »»

 
 

 

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