Dark chocolate is a healthier option

Dark chocolate is a healthier option

I want to give a sweet treat to my wife, but I don’t want to derail her healthy eating regime. What kind of sweets can I present to her?If you w...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


The world outside is waking up early

The world outside is waking up early

Weather has always held a certain fascination for mankind. I’ve lived in several states. In a number of those places, I’ve heard the phras...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Matters of life and death and a comforting soup

Matters of life and death and a comforting soup

Editor’s Note: “Too melancholy,” I said to myself as I did something I rarely do: sent this column back to Gloria for some major rev...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the bear, a neighbor vi...

February 17th, 2017 |  


The threats to our representative democracy

The threats to our representative democracy

With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed,...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Stop the flu at work

Stop the flu at work

Ohio is currently in the height of flu season. Influenza is highly contagious and spreads by droplets in the air when people with the flu cough, sneez...

February 16th, 2017 |  


The strange myth of multitasking

The strange myth of multitasking

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is an expert when it comes to multitasking. Although I have lived with her for over 45 years, I still do not kn...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Don’t give up — keep climbing

Don’t give up — keep climbing

Beth and I have recently started a new way of life. It’s called a “fitness program!”We both want to get healthy and feel better abou...

February 16th, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Feb. 16, 1917Madison County Democrat — Dr. A. F. Green reports a new born son in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bridenstine, on the Georgesville...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

I’m a strong supporter of the work that Habitat for Humanity and their 55 affiliates do across Ohio. Habitat provides about 5,000 home ownership...

February 15th, 2017 |