Free speech: Used or abused?
June 22, 2012 One of the great privileges of being an American is the freedom of speech. Unlike most countries of the world, we can still express our views openly, within reason. more »»
Can bad times produce good?
April 13, 2012 Some people see the glass half-empty, while others see it half-full. Perspective is really important. It’s possible to emphasize the hole in the doughnut and never enjoy the doughnut itself. more »»
What happened to ‘accidents?’
March 30, 2012 Why are some people so quick to place blame on others for events that could not have been prevented? Don’t we all have ‘‘accidents,’’ or find ourselves in situations beyond our control? Why are we... more »»
Marvel of sowing and reaping
March 16, 2012 It’s seed time. Farmers are preparing their fields for the coming harvest. I gladly anticipate the locally grown fruits and veggies that will soon appear. more »»
Is there no end to Tebowmania?
January 20, 2012 Is the Tebowmania over? I hope so. Denver’s recent crushing defeat at the hands of the fired-up New England Patriots should have silenced the “Tebow Craze. more »»
Inventory in unstable world
January 6, 2012 “2011 ends with 4.0 quake.” So read the headline of last Sunday’s Tribune. The 4.0 magnitude earthquake at 3:04 p.m. (Saturday) shook the Mahoning Valley and jarred area residents. more »»
Christmas and America’s survival
December 9, 2011 As the song says, ‘‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.’’ How delightful it is to witness the display of decorated homes, which offset the evening sk. more »»
Have an attitude of gratitude
November 25, 2011 Happy belated Thanksgiving! I trust the day was special with family and friends, enjoying the traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings. more »»