What are Washington's Objectives in Syria?
January 3, 2014 On June 23, 1941, the day after the Germans invaded Russia, Harry Truman stated on the floor of the Senate: “If we see that Germany is winning, we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we... more »»
Q&A on the IRS Commissioner
December 24, 2013 Q: Will new leadership at the IRS fix the agency’s recent problems? A: As the tax collector-in-chief for the federal treasury, the Internal Revenue Service and its commissioner bear a Herculean task... more »»
Slices of Life - Kids say the darndest...
December 13, 2013 If you’re ever around kids for any extended period of time - or even a not so extended period of time - you’ll observe firsthand they come up with some interesting, unique, hysterical and brutally... more »»
Iowa Juvenile Home Update
December 6, 2013 In my previous column I talked about a meeting between a delegation from Toledo and the governor’s office regarding the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH). more »»
31 years of restoring toys
November 26, 2013 It is time; after 31 years of restoring toys to ‘new’ condition, I need to give up this project and have a ‘normal life’ as Dean asks me to. more »»
Slices of Life - Becoming a breadwinner
November 15, 2013 I’ve never been much of a breadwinner. Heck, I’m not much of a bread baker, and possess neither the mixing nor measuring skills required to take home any ribbons from any country fair. more »»
Slices of Life - Living in the moment
November 8, 2013 “You don’t really appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.” These wise words came out of the mouth of my 16-year-old son; surprisingly, he wasn’t referring to a Snicker’s ba. more »»