Two artists and the roads they travel

Serendipitously, two former students and their accomplishments recently blipped across my radar screen. Via Facebook I learned that Suzi Mitchell Hyde...

February 1st, 2022 |  


The yum the year we were born

I recently fell victim to another of those internet lists I unsuccessfully try to ignore. Actually, three or four similar lists sucked me in, all with...

January 25th, 2022 |  


Crinkles, twinkles and heartstrings

After glooming through last week, I decided to sort and re-sort my raggedy pile of sticky notes searching for positive memories and moments to savor. ...

January 18th, 2022 |  



YOUR VIEW

We have all heard recent news reports about the tearing down of historical statues, the distortion of American history as currently taught in some sch...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Reflecting on the past

Reflecting on the past

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.It is officially 2022! ...

January 11th, 2022 |  


The tiring part of retirement

While I was teaching, I rarely entertained the thought of retirement. I did, however, observe those latter years of life as my parents experienced the...

January 11th, 2022 |  


Back to the future going forward

Regular readers know I have fairly untraditional ways of poking around on the internet for intriguing nuggets of historical information. I most often ...

January 4th, 2022 |  


On the wings of a song

Annually anticipating The Kennedy Center Honors as the old year closes out, I thoroughly enjoyed the return of the star-studded program last week in a...

December 28th, 2021 |  


Group disputes AP story

On Thursday, December 23, the Urbana Daily Citizen carried an article by Julie Carr Smyth on DeWine’s “born alive” bill (pp. 1-2). T...

December 27th, 2021 |  


Merry Christmas, even if you’re a dog

Merry Christmas, even if you’re a dog

(Translated from meow to English by her servant.)I’d rather be hiding in the dark woods right now under a pile of brush listening to the neighbo...

December 23rd, 2021 |