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Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Luckily for mom, the freak show that she calls scuba diving is over for this Hawaiian vacation. Somehow she used all the air in her tank on both dives, yet didn’t even break the surface, unbelievable. Thankfully, she had some recent experience snorkeling. We were all heading to a popular bay in west Maui to snorkel. My mom packed a cooler while Rich (my mom’s boyfriend) and I loaded the snorkeling gear in the rental. We drove about 15 minutes from where we...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 10:19 PM

We probably tend not to think of our own area as a vacation hot spot. After all, when we think of getting away we normally do not think of our own backyard as the place to get away to. But the hot off the press latest edition of the...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days. One party is making a conservative move and courting a centrist establishment candidate. The...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

President Barack Obama’s visit to Britain, including a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the university’s food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause. Real Food OSU intends to use the money to host a picnic on the Ohio...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Choosing the name for a column entails a tremendous amount of thought and consideration. Is my column name too narrow? Too broad? Will it stretch as far as the topics I plan to write on? How will it translate? When I came up with...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

I’m getting old. I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well. But the biggest reminder for me that I am getting old quickly...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 10:06 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But today’s conversation about marijuana is more complicated than you’d think, especially compared to the...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 1:33 PM

In the Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis lays out an allegory for the journey to God. It begins in a dark city, the light dim to the point just before the lights from the shops come on to make things more cheerful. The darkness is a metaphor for the lack...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 12:03 PM

John Kasich was left bruised and battered after being trampled by hundreds of GOP lawmakers hastily fleeing Ted Cruz and chasing after Donald Trump following the New York primary on April 19. The Ohio governor, who had hoped to use...

Updated Apr 23, 2016 at 4:06 PM

Watching the Ken Burns PBS series on Jazz a couple weeks back, I was reminded of this column from 1995 about local jazz trumpeter Wally Rogers. "When I was 8 years old, a group of boys would follow me and my buddy, Paul, calling us...

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