When the end becomes the beginning

Of late, I have been viewing life as circles, with endings leading to beginnings that will end just in time to begin again. Motherly wisdom, inquisiti...

March 30th, 2021 |  


Sweet potato fries are healthy, delicious

Sweet potato fries are healthy, delicious

QUESTION: I’ve got a huge sack of sweet potatoes, but besides baking, how else can I prepare them? ANSWER: First, it’s important to note t...

March 24th, 2021 |  


An Otterbein story: mine!

After several days last week of working on arrangements for the pandemically-delayed 50th reunion of my college graduation, I am still awash in the go...

March 23rd, 2021 |  



March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.March is celebrated nat...

March 19th, 2021 |  


Lizzie learns about l-o-s-i-n-g

Lizzie was glad for no moon or stars as she and her mother headed back to River Road. She could just slump by the backseat window and be mad and sad a...

March 16th, 2021 |  


Cook corned beef safely

Cook corned beef safely

QUESTION: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this year, I’m making corned beef. It’s my first time making it–do you have any tips o...

March 15th, 2021 |  


Are veggies healthier raw or cooked?

Are veggies healthier raw or cooked?

QUESTION: Is it healthier to eat vegetables raw or cooked? ANSWER: Well, that depends on which vegetables you are talking about.While most vegetables ...

March 11th, 2021 |  


Fun and games with names and names!

Just for fun, fit these names – Death by Chocolate / Misty Morning / Mountain Meadow / Razzle Dazzle Rose / Shirley / Snowball / Tickled Pink / ...

March 9th, 2021 |  


Magnets, memos, and mantras

During any social media visit, I scroll through a myriad of truisms and proverbs. These pearls of wisdom are often enhanced by exquisite photography o...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Is it food poisoning?

Is it food poisoning?

QUESTION: I had stomach cramps not long after eating food I typically don’t eat. How do I know if I had food poisoning or if it was something e...

March 2nd, 2021 |