Give paper receipts the slip this season

The holiday season is upon us.

Living with children

One of the more difficult facts for today’s parents, as a rule, to wrap their heads around is the — I’ll say it again, with emphasis — FACT that children do not need (as a general rule) a lot of attention.

Glenn Mollette: We all face our barriers, but yes, nothing’s impossible

A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.

Commentary: Prepare for slower growth and greater risks in 2019

2018 likely will be remembered for achieving solid economic growth, a highly volatile stock market, and an emerging trade war with China. In 2019 we can expect slower growth, continued volatility, and China to resist significant market-based reforms. These and other factors, combined with an environment of political uncertainty, could create greater risks.

Yet another political scam exposed

Now that the political scam surrounding the state’s EdChoice Scholarship Program has been exposed to the public for what it really is, which is a political grab for tax dollars to fund private education, Ohio’s legislators are scrambling to “fix” the program.

A secretary whose views are aligned with America’s Constitution

The resignation of widely-respected Secretary of Defense James Mattis touched a combination of public nerves. Opponents of the President wanted him to remain in place and “protect the democracy from the President,” but Secretary Mattis should be further respected for rejecting the faux leadership advanced by others, like James Comey, James Clapper, and John Brennan. Thankfully, we have a republic, if we can keep it.

Some ‘berry’ (and not-so-berry) fond memories of the festival

When it comes to the Strawberry Festival, there are many longtime Troy residents who would just as soon atomize it as patronize it.

Blessings of autumn are here

This weekend we enjoyed a number of Halloween and autumn-related events — parties, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving among them. This autumn has been different than many seasonal changes I’ve experienced.

Mitt Romney shows his colors

What’s with Mitt Romney, the newly minted Republican senator from the great red state of Utah?

A birthday meal for Jill

Our daughter Jill’s birthday was in March, so we were all busy preparing for a great birthday party for her.