Embellishing on my thanks of being thankful

While I am thankful I get sentimental about this time each year, I can get a bit...

What’s your stance on leftovers?

“Do you mind if we have leftovers?” When my wife poses that question, I...

What we’ll get for Christmas is a big old dose of stress

It’s that time of year when we have to take a look at our priorities — particularly...

Art reflects life: Cartoons display our divided nation

Not sure what exact year it was, but sometime after joining the News-Banner in 1997, I took...

Chipmunk antics: Alvin thrives at Angelkeep

Alvin of Angelkeep raced from the woods toward the patio hitting the cement in front of my...

A biting lesson: Don’t ever stop being curious

Carrie Penrod Towards the end of October, my family and I went to Lake Erie to celebrate my...

Healthier, happier and safer in 2023 with man’s best friend

As I sit down to write this week’s column, there’s a 2-year-old golden retriever sitting across from...

Post-election, 2022: Not a happy camper

It is the usual practice in this space on the Saturday after the first Tuesday of the...

Take a moment to thank a veteran

Dewey Randall  Ronald Reagan once paraphrased the words of Abraham Lincoln when he described our nation as “the...

The things that really matter

I have met a lot of people. Most are acquaintances. Some are great friends. A select few...