Books I have read by authors I know

Several years ago, during my early Boomer Blog days, I also had one of the seminal reading experiences of my life - I absolutely devoured Team of Riva...

June 21st, 2022 |  


There was really a real-life person …

Recent news that the original Gerber baby had passed away predictably piqued my curiosity. Within the hour I recalled a dozen company mascots based on...

June 14th, 2022 |  


With their talents on display

What a time of year for anyone even marginally connected with school! Classroom inventories are finished, and school secretaries can finally work in p...

June 7th, 2022 |  



A continuing American saga

B - The 18-year-old gunman entered the school and opened fire as students cowered in fear.E - He was armed with an assault weapon he had recently boug...

May 31st, 2022 |  


Commencing to succeed

And just like that, it is graduation season! My Facebook pages are brimming with pictures of young people, small and tall, cloaked in the traditional ...

May 24th, 2022 |  


Serving on the Board of DD

Serving on the Board of DD

Over the past several years, Leigh Anne Wenning, superintendent of the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD), shared regular up...

May 18th, 2022 |  


All’s right with the world

When Robert Browning in 1841 wrote “The year’s at the spring,” I believe the English poet had in mind the week we just experienced. ...

May 17th, 2022 |  


Commercially speaking

I mostly ignore the commercials interrupting The People’s Court, House Hunters, and Jeopardy! every few minutes. As annoying as they are, I long...

May 10th, 2022 |  


Library board decides not to seek levy renewal

Library board decides not to seek levy renewal

Thank you, Champaign County citizens and taxpayers, for supporting the Champaign County Library over the years. Your support has allowed the library t...

May 9th, 2022 |  


Learning to love math in the elementary years

Learning to love math in the elementary years

Editor’s note: Mechanicsburg has a history of mathematical proficiency. Named after the 19th century settlement of mechanics working at the loca...

May 5th, 2022 |