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Lemme learn ya all ’bout gooder writing

December 15, 2013 ‘‘How do you write stories with the kind of quality that you do?’’ the kid asked. ‘‘My teacher says I should study your works.’’ I puffed up like a peacock. more »»

Cookies will put you on Santa’s nice list

December 11, 2013 Like most things in your Facebook feed, recipe posts offer an almost constant distractio. more »»

Bureau names Echinacea for 2014

December 9, 2013 The National Garden Bureau has named Echinacea as its favorite plant for 2014. Start planning your gardens accordingly. I love Echinacea, commonly known as coneflower. more »»

Insults take away injuries of shopping

December 8, 2013 It’s December and the gift-buying season keeps me hopping. It takes a lot of effort to make sure I have insulted, ignored or otherwise jilted every person I know. more »»

Everybody have a James Franco Christmas, whatever that is

December 8, 2013 When I woke up last weekend, I had what I thought was a great column idea: Francophilic Christmas. Which, I guess, would be Christmas in the French tradition. I don’t even know what that is. more »»

New Magi, new gifts arrive

December 3, 2013 Perhaps it is the daily choice of holiday classic stories that has caused me to ponder the plight of immigrants who come to our valley. more »»

It’s time to pack it in

December 1, 2013 I thumped another suitcase down the stairs. “This is it. That’s all of them.” Terry surveyed the stash of things to be packed against the clutter of case. more »»

Holiday storm revisted

November 28, 2013 It is Thanksgiving 2013, and I am sure we are all giving thanks, having a great feast and visiting with family and friends. more »»

Do turkeys have souls? Some food for thought

November 26, 2013 Animal spirits often personify moral lessons of good or evil in Native American cultures. more »»

Do atheists ‘worship?’

November 26, 2013 Evidently they do, according to recent reports of the tremendous rise of “atheist mega-churches” across the world. more »»

Standing up to stand your ground

November 24, 2013 Count the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative among the many groups urging Ohioans to stand up against the ‘‘stand your ground’’ proposal that passed the Ohio House last wee. more »»

My mind is not for rent — or for renovation

November 24, 2013 Last week was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. more »»

Minding your manners while chowing down

November 24, 2013 Editor’s note: Cole just spent a relaxing vacation with his 4-year-old grandson, meaning the old guy is still gasping for breath, let alone trying to write anything. more »»

Address takes on new meaning today

November 19, 2013 Today, in addition to the usual November events, holidays and seasonal commemorations, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. On Nov. more »»

Making sense of begonia varieties

November 18, 2013 I’ve probably had hundreds of different house plants over the years, but the one I miss the most is the dragon wing begonia. more »»

Once again, the weather outside is frightful

November 17, 2013 Oh, the weather outside is — well, let’s see. I don’t know ... neurotic? I mean, if it was a person, it would be undergoing intensive therapy sessions right about now. more »»

A tight race for governor

November 17, 2013 A political poll released last week shows the race between Republican Gov. more »»

Tooting my own horn of wisdom

November 17, 2013 My fellow band geeks and I would like a word with all you ‘‘cool’’ kids who laughed at us in school. Ha! That's the word. Try not to stumble over it. more »»

Hail to the pup, and all other amazing animal friends

November 17, 2013 They say if you love something, set it free. more »»

Dairy exports important to economy

November 14, 2013 We are fortunate in this country. Our local farmers as well as those across these United States produce an abundance, and sometimes, a surplus of food for u. more »»



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