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Fast route to healthy eating

April 25, 2015 Dear Readers: With our busy lives, and many of us spending a lot of time going to and from, it’s sure easy to “drive through” a fast-food restaurant to pick up dinner. Hey, I’m one of you. more »»

Mom needs to protect kids against alienation

April 25, 2015 Dear Annie: I am so sad watching the devastating effect that parental alienation is having on my grandchildren, and I feel powerless to help them. more »»

Is your TV watching you?

April 25, 2015 I took a little heat the day my son walked in and noticed the tiniest piece of Gorilla Tape I’d strategically stuck over the built-in camera on my MacBook Pro. more »»

Memories taste sweeter than cookies

April 12, 2015 Two brats and their sweet, long-suffering mother were struggling through the grocery store one day as Brat No. more »»

Keeping house... sorta

April 5, 2015 My wife didn’t think it possible for one person to get into that much trouble in so little unsupervised time. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have left me alone. more »»

Hurry! Earth is doomed!

March 29, 2015 “There’s no time to lose,” I yelped as I tossed aside the newspaper and popped out of my easy chair. Terry yelped, too. I whirled to face her. “You saw it? Startling, isn’t it?” “Definitel. more »»

Spring into gardening with lectures

March 26, 2015 As difficult as it is to believe after the hard winter we have suffered, spring is nearly here. more »»

Look, up in the sky ... it’s a big kid!

March 22, 2015 I didn’t hear my wife come home until her voice cut me down in mid-flight: “What are you doing now?” “I, uh ... Research. more »»

Just a yard sale away from riches

March 15, 2015 I shop the wrong yard sales. We don’t have an attic. Otherwise, we’d be rich. Look at the evidenc. more »»

Program allows high-schoolers to attend college

March 8, 2015 In theory, a high-schooler could graduate with his or her diploma and a college degree at the same time, and ... drum roll please ... basically for free. more »»

Punishing puns win wordplay titles

March 8, 2015 Oh, those nasty puns. You try scrubbing them out and soaking them out, and you can still come out ringed around by groans and hollers. * You can push the envelope, but it’ll still be stationery. more »»

Manure a clean solution

March 5, 2015 As promised, I would like to share more from my American Farm Bureau trip to California in January. more »»

Winter is a great way to work out

February 22, 2015 There’s no need to buy memberships in one of those big fancy expensive gyms to get a good winter workout. My wife and I exercise together, using whatever equipment is lying about the place. more »»

Scales just lie there, snickering

February 15, 2015 Bathroom scales are born liars. I mean, seriously, they just lie there on the floor, snickering. more »»

How do I love thee? Let me write the ways

February 8, 2015 Because I am a fully licensed professional writer, a veritable master of verbs, nouns and hyperbole, it is only reasonable that my wife receive a well-crafted love letter now and again. more »»

Not every dad has Powers

February 1, 2015 Today my dad celebrates his 82nd birthday, and I think it’s high time that he shared his greatest secret with me — Dad Powers. When I was kid, I couldn’t wait to grow into Dad Powers. more »»

Convention spotlights U.S. agriculture

January 29, 2015 Earlier this month, I had the privilege to attend the 96th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in San Diego. more »»

Bulldozer is best friend for home repairs

January 25, 2015 I once heard a man claim he finished a home repair project on time and without a hitch. Later, I regretted laughing like a loon at a man so obviously suffering delusions. more »»

Get fit until the cows come home

January 18, 2015 Getting fit used to be easy. more »»

Agronomy school workshop planned

January 15, 2015 Hello, Tribune Chronicle readers. The OSU Extension offices in northeast Ohio are pleased to be offering the Northeast Ohio Agronomy School 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. more »»

 
 
 

 

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