Back Channel Diplomacy in our Nation’s Capital, Part 1

Back Channel Diplomacy in our Nation’s Capital, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Washington, D.C. on business. I met with law school friends and University of Dayton School of Law (“UDSL...

June 6th, 2019 |  


DCCA receives 40th anniversary honors

DCCA receives 40th anniversary honors

Darke County Center for the Arts completed its sparkling 40th anniversary season in a blaze of glory, receiving glittering accolades from officials an...

June 6th, 2019 |  


Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well …

Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well …

It was time. When we got there, I asked Dr. Mills how old the old boy was.Let me look, his assistant said, checking something on the body. Twenty-eigh...

June 5th, 2019 |  



The culture of shame

The culture of shame

“To a nice person. Heavy, but nice.”Those were the words a classmate wrote in my yearbook in junior high. That underhanded compliment has ...

June 5th, 2019 |  


Their View Thinking about Father’s Day

Their View Thinking about Father’s Day

Father’s Day, June 16, 2019. Who is teaching American boys how to be fathers? Is it a part of secondary school curricula? Do they observe their ...

June 5th, 2019 |  


Old lady tug-of-war

Old lady tug-of-war

Message from my granddaughter Gabby: Grammy, when were you born? Reply: 1947. Gabby: So you were alive during the 50s and 60s. Reply: Well, it would s...

June 5th, 2019 |  


Boys, cars and remotes

Boys, cars and remotes

Our youngest grandson recently had his first birthday party. He proved to be a fine host even though he was sound asleep when his guests began to arri...

June 5th, 2019 |  


The storms of life

The storms of life

The weather is always a topic of conversation and usually it’s a fairly safe topic, but this year it’s been lamentable. Recently, the weat...

May 31st, 2019 |  


Ladybug’s favorite grilling food

Ladybug’s favorite grilling food

Grilling season is here! For some it’s all year but for others, it now means all of our meals are about to get a whole lot tastier.Ladybug Garde...

May 30th, 2019 |  


A very busy week end is approaching. The quiet village will have a Saturday that celebrates Tri-Village graduates, welcomes runners to the United Meth...

May 28th, 2019 |