To be one with technology

To be one with technology

For the last 20 years or so, I have been aware that technology may be leaving my ability to grasp its full meaning behind.However, with each passing d...

July 16th, 2019 |  


The importance of play in a child’s life

The importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 9th, 2019 |  


Connecting Ohio educators with D.C. legislators

Connecting Ohio educators with D.C. legislators

When I first came to the Senate, I met with a number of higher education leaders around Ohio. In these conversations we realized how little opportunit...

July 6th, 2019 |  



Making soggy dirt fluffy

Making soggy dirt fluffy

This spring season has brought huge amounts of rain just when we’re all eager to put out vegetable gardens and flowers. No one likes to plant in...

June 24th, 2019 |  


The helplessness of man

The helplessness of man

Since the dawning of time it has been man who slayed the dragons, planted, cultivated and harvested the crop to provide for the family. It has been ma...

June 24th, 2019 |  


A playlist for your rainy days

A playlist for your rainy days

Here’s a drop of odd information for your day: I collect earworms.Don’t be grossed out. Earworm is a term for songs or snippets of songs t...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Regular readers of this column know that we are hard-headed realists when it comes to landscape design. “Form follows function” is our gui...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Tips for handling crispy sweet corn

Tips for handling crispy sweet corn

We’re all looking forward to having crisp, juicy locally-grown sweet corn! Gardeners who grow their own sweet corn know the joy of harvesting th...

June 5th, 2019 |  


He who wears the pants

He who wears the pants

I grew up in a time when men were men and women were women, and I suppose I received a strong helping of “machoism” that has not always se...

June 3rd, 2019 |