Natural food is naturally suspect

Natural food is naturally suspect

Given the amount of preservatives most baby boomers have eaten over the course of our lives, we are not going to require embalming. We’re going ...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Words hurt – can fight and prevail

Words hurt – can fight and prevail

It’s difficult to keep up with all the missteps that so many make day after day as we face the coronavirus. I know many of my readers realize th...

March 24th, 2020 |  


Don’t tell me what to do

Don’t tell me what to do

We humans are complex creatures. We want what we want, we want to do what we want to do, and we resist anything to the contrary.One of my grandchildre...

March 24th, 2020 |  



It’s still OK to smile

It’s still OK to smile

Fifty years ago — April 1970 — I put on my first lab coat, white shirt, white pants and shoes. My name tag read; “Randy Riley –...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


Supporting communities during a pandemic

In the middle of this public health crisis, I am in constant communication with Governor DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, and other health ...

March 21st, 2020 |  


Blessings and jars of pickles

Blessings and jars of pickles

How are you?My former boss, and general manager of The Daily Sentinel, Charlene Hoeflich, made a habit out of greeting visitors to her desk with that ...

March 21st, 2020 |  


When to call 911

When to call 911

911 is an emergency management system that allows callers to obtain assistance and is most efficient way to dispatch police, fire or medical emergency...

March 21st, 2020 |  


Sharing a Bible-based view

Sharing a Bible-based view

Once again, God is trying to get our attention.We—-the people of the church, in particular—-need to be mindful of that. If you read the Bi...

March 19th, 2020 |  


Search the Scriptures: Of snakes and such

Search the Scriptures: Of snakes and such

There are some who think that faith in Christ demands that they handle snakes as part of their worship services. These individuals believe that if the...

March 19th, 2020 |