Boomer Blog: Old endings, new beginnings – or somewhere in between

A Japanese electronics company made the world’s last VCR at the end of July. The manufacturer discontinued the big, clunky videocassette recorde...

August 14th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Assorted musings, amusing and otherwise

Unbelievably, I finished my counted cross-stitch projects for the county fair two whole weeks early, unlike my typical schedule of reaching the deadli...

August 7th, 2016 |  


We count on the mail

I got the mail today.A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that wa...

August 4th, 2016 |  



Reader supports Trump/Pence

After watching the Republican and Democrat conventions I have come to the conclusion that of the two evils I think “Trump and Pence makes better...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday returns this weekend

Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday returns this weekend

As the father of two school-age children, I know how expensive it can be to prepare students to return to the classroom for another school year. That ...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Flaxseed may help to control blood pressure

Flaxseed may help to control blood pressure

Question: My blood pressure has been inching up recently, and although I don’t yet have high blood pressure, I’m on the lookout for ways t...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Concerns over Oak Dale Perpetual Care Trust

In 2005, I sent a check for $1,000 payable to the Oak Dale Cemetery to be deposited in the Oak Dale Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust account. According t...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Pet assisted therapy open to individuals

In regards to your recent article about pet therapy I just wanted to say that I have been doing pet assisted therapy in Champaign, Clark, Franklin and...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Another kind of fair food

A friend’s 40-year-old daughter recently opted for fair food as her birthday meal. I totally understand her choice; fries with vinegar have that...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Stay safe by signing up for food recall alerts

Stay safe by signing up for food recall alerts

Question: My wife was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and so we are both watching what we eat much more carefully. I was surprised to learn t...

July 27th, 2016 |