Every life a mix of good, bad

Every life a mix of good, bad

The only thing we know about people – both people we know from a distance as well as our closest friends - is what we know about them. What we d...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Connecting community, agriculture

Connecting community, agriculture

At the end of July every year, the Ohio State Fair begins its annual 12-day exhibition in the capital city — bringing kids, teenagers, and adult...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Making lifesaving drugs more affordable

Making lifesaving drugs more affordable

Because of the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made progress in lowering the cost of prescription drugs. We’ve expanded coverage to nearly 20 m...

August 20th, 2016 updated: August 20th, 2016. |  


Healthy churches — Part 2

Healthy churches — Part 2

The Barna Group tells us that the average size of the average church in America today is 89 adults, and that 60 percent of Protestant churches have le...

August 19th, 2016 updated: August 19th, 2016. |  


Most of us do not know ourselves

Most of us do not know ourselves

One of the most quoted phrases out of our ancient world was the statement, “Know thyself.” I wonder why they thought it was so important. ...

August 18th, 2016 updated: August 18th, 2016. |  


Some simple advice for kids heading back to school

Some simple advice for kids heading back to school

And with that, summer disappeared just as quickly as it had arrived, leaving behind wistful memories of afternoons spent lounging at the swimming pool...

August 17th, 2016 |  


More fuss, please, for Rio’s Olympic moms

If you strapped weights to Usain Bolt’s chest, replaced his six-pack stomach with abs stretched out of shape, de-tuned his muscular frame and ex...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Take advantage of a bunch of veggies

Take advantage of a bunch of veggies

I’m sure it’s a law of nature, and I’m fairly certain it’s also a law of man, that many things naturally come in bunches. Some...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Delving deep into homemade nut butter

Delving deep into homemade nut butter

I occasionally like to make my own nut butter by grinding nuts in a food processor and adding some coconut oil until it becomes creamy. But I’m ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Congress should get back to work to combat Zika

Congress should get back to work to combat Zika

It has been more than 165 days since President Obama requested emergency funding to fight Zika. Yet unlike during previous public health crises, Congr...

August 13th, 2016 updated: August 13th, 2016. |