Boomer Blog: Chance encounters of the ‘six degrees’ kind

I am fascinated by the concept of “six degrees of separation.” Developed in 1929, this theory seems much more modern: everyone is supposed...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Elementary days and ways

“School days, school days…” That 1907 ditty has formed the basis for many discussions about education across the generations. We hav...

September 7th, 2015 updated: September 7th, 2015. |  


September is readiness time

September is readiness time

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series being printed in September about preparing for emergencies.When disaster hits, your fam...

September 3rd, 2015 |  



Boomer Blog: Picture this

All through August, relatives and friends have posted on Facebook back-to-school pictures of their children. From preschoolers to college students, I ...

August 30th, 2015 |  


‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

Through September 7, 2015, local law enforcement officers will be joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the “Drive Sober...

August 30th, 2015 |  


‘Get the Edge’ at Farm Science Review

This year the Farm Science Review’s theme is “Get the Edge” for its Sept. 22-24, 2015 show. OSU Extension is heavily involved in Far...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Only in America

Recently savoring an ear of sweet corn, I recalled a long-ago conversation in Germany during which my host Hubert asked what my family ate in the summ...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Making the ‘see food’ diet work for you

Making the ‘see food’ diet work for you

Question: I started keeping a bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter to encourage my family to eat more produce. It works. What are some other ideas to ...

August 20th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Late summer craziness

A song that immediately transports me back to the summer before my sophomore year at GHS is “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” Nat Ki...

August 16th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: For the price of a ticket

My first-ever train trip began in 1955 at the station just off Miami Street. The first- and second-graders of Concord School piled out of their bus to...

August 9th, 2015 |