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 |  


How my father and I shared Cnristmas

Years ago my father, for the first of several times, quietly stated to me: “Christmas was spoiled for me the year my mother asked me to put the ...

December 21st, 2021 |  


Seeking happy smiles and peaceful reflection

I keep stressing about situations over which I have no control. Leaders of world powers are rattling their sabers all over the globe. Too often we can...

December 14th, 2021 |  



Counting the hours

Like most of us, I spent the requisite twelve years in public education learning to read, multiply fractions, and write complete sentences with end pu...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Caring Kitchen thanks helpers

Dear Caring Kitchen Thanksgiving Day Volunteers & Donors,On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and myself, I wish to extend our heartfelt tha...

December 1st, 2021 |  


Global censorship is a direct offense of our freedom: Here’s why

Censorship comes in many forms ranging from book banning/burning, to blocking social media platforms and online sources, to physical means such as imp...

December 1st, 2021 |  


Picturing Thanksgiving

Following the Thanksgiving tableau that formed in my living room on Thursday, I found myself comparing our celebration to those of other times and pla...

November 30th, 2021 |  


Many things to be grateful for

Many things to be grateful for

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.In November, we often t...

November 25th, 2021 |  


Fond memories of Urbana College

“It was a special time … It was a special place.”These several words encapsulate what I hear so often from those of us who attended ...

November 23rd, 2021 |  


Back at the computer again!

I continue to be Thankgivingly-grateful for my recent return to the familiar atmosphere where I am accustomed to organizing the garble from my brain t...

November 23rd, 2021 |