NO toy guns....BUT REAL guns are ok???????????

The recent increase in the number of mass shooting incidents around our country has sparked calls on governments at the state, local and federal level to “do something” about it.  Some common sense measures   have been enacted, and others are pending but Continue reading →Read More

November 22nd. a day I will NEVER FORGET........

We are approaching the 56th anniversary of one of the saddest days in American history. That Friday afternoon November 22, 1963 ,  when an assassin in Dallas  took the life of President John F. Kennedy is one of  those events that  those of  us who Continue reading →Read More

Could I really be a CAT kind of guy?????

For purposes of full disclosure I am not a Cat guy.  I know they give great comfort and companionship to a lot of people both young and old.  An adopted cat was inseparable from our son Eric during his final months of Continue reading →Read More

What does INDEFINITE mean? Ask Miles Garrett......

I think it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall on Wednesday when Cleveland Browns Defensive End Myles Garrett appeals his indefinite NFL suspension. I’m wondering what defense it is that he will use to try to Continue reading →Read More

How much do you LOVE Cedar Point artifacts $$$$$$$

I know lots of folks love auctions. Some enjoy trying to find a bargain in someone else’s cast-off items. others I think just love the sport of trying to outbid someone else. If auctions interest you you may want to Continue reading →Read More

Getting paid to watch Hallmark Christmas movies...........

If you enjoy spending time in front of the tube with a hankie close at hand, or you’d like to earn some cash to pay those holiday season credit card bills, you may want to head to Century Link’s website.  The Continue reading →Read More

Given the name Bob is COOL today...NOPE..NOT

I’ll admit I come from an old-school era in which we couldn’t tell for sure the sex of the children we were about to have and that may be why I’m a bit challenged by what seems to be the Continue reading →Read More

Gammy says I am cute when I hiccup ...so there......

If your a parent or grand parent , it’s OK to admit that Hiccups are cute when babies have them.  That is of course when they don’t stop, or are followed by a burp which leads to having to change Continue reading →Read More

HEY Al Gore my driveway needs shoveled.........

Where is Al Gore when my drive-way needs shoveled out?  The unusually early November blast of Arctic air and snow makes many of us wondering  if we’re in for the kind of winter we remember as kids with snow that started  prior to Continue reading →Read More

Mr. Christmas and Alexa.........

The love many Americans have for the newest and latest gadgetry is being proven once again with word from the folks at Amazon that a new high-tech Alexa-enabled Christmas tree is temporarily out of stock. Called Mr. Christmas, the tree, Continue reading →Read More

Time to GROW UP..........

Growing up these days is tough! Especially if you’re a teen who’s been raised to believe that whether you win or lose you deserve a participation trophy, at a time when a running clock keeps your football team from getting Continue reading →Read More

So YOU don't think your vote counts........

Another general election is in the books. Despite an extremely low voter turn out recorded across the area, and a lack of contested races to decide, results of the election prove once again that every vote does count as a race Continue reading →Read More

Taking the Plunge..........Election Day

The annual fall exercise we call the November General election has arrived. Once again this year a small percentage of us will be deciding who should serve us in elective positions or what we’ll pay in taxes to support government Continue reading →Read More

Daylight Savings Time and Ohio

Another annual switch from Daylight Savings Time, to Standard Time is behind us. In theory we were supposed to get an additional hour of sleep overnight Saturday night that we’d lost this past spring when clocks were moved forward one Continue reading →Read More

Today The Nationals are World Series Champs, tomorrow they might fix Health Care?

I’m happy to report that there is one group which calls our nations capital home which has actually accomplished something.They are the players on the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team. Last night they won the 2019 World Series, defeating the Continue reading →Read More

OLD classic sports vs Hallmark Christmas Shows

The old joke used to be that a country song couldn’t be a hit if it didn’t include mention of a dog, or a truck, or a gun, or a divorce or two. I won’t deny that most of my Continue reading →Read More

GREAT COUNTRY Music and 98.5 The Legend

This past Saturday night while some of our much hardier friends were sitting through a driving wind and rain to watch high school football my bride and I spent 2 very enjoyable hours at Van Wert’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Continue reading →Read More

Vaccination's for Social Media STUPIDITY.........

There are vaccinations available to us to protect from everything from measles and the mumps to shingles and the flu. I think it might be time for some medical expert somewhere to come up with one to combat what seems Continue reading →Read More

It's CHRISTMAS time..........

Some of our nations biggest retailers may not like to use the word “Christmas, but they do love the revenue “Christmas” generates each year. So much so, that the biggest of them won’t even wait until Halloween this year to Continue reading →Read More

Being LAST is a LOT better than being First...

As Americans we are in love with the idea of being first. Many of us want to be first with the newest smart phone, have the newest clothing styles vehicles and house hold gadgets.  We’re apparently also excited to be the Continue reading →Read More

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