Jim McGuire: April is here

Hooray! April is here—the first full month of spring’s dazzling green rush. Good news for us outdoor types, and I pray a welcome dose of natural encouragement for everyone wallowing amid the weight of these troubled and uncertain times.

Gov. DeWine is mighty fine

Gov. Mike DeWine and sidekick, Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton, have reached Batman and Robin status for jumping into the quarantine-mobile to save Ohioans. POW! “Take that coronavirus.” ZAP! “Take that pandemic!” THUNK! “Don’t call us alarmists.” OUCH-ETH! “Girl Wonder, order more medical masks. And toilet paper.”

Commentary: Lessons of previous stock market crashes

At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas fault ruptured. The quake lasted 55 seconds, and the eastern side of the fault moved 24 feet. The shaking and ensuing fires — most water mains had been broken by the earthquake — destroyed half of San Francisco, then the largest city west of the Rocky Mountains and, importantly, the financial center of the American West.

Stay home, my loved one is a nurse

I’ve lost track of what day it is.

Guess What’s New in Reading?

ENGLEWOOD — With many of us staying in our homes and others who still go to work, we’re all under the outbreak of the vicious coronavirus. When will it end? We still don’t know. But I thought it might be a good time to pick up a good book to read. Lately, there are some excellent bestsellers that will soon be made into movies. Most people like to read the book first before it hits the big screen even though the films sometimes don’t do our books justice. But then sometimes they do. Here are a few for you to think about.

Are you under the lion’s paw?

How does it feel to be under the lion’s paw? Are you feeling frightened, depressed, angry, powerless, hopeless? Many of us are experiencing those same emotions as we struggle with this virus and the multiple changes in our lives.

Surviving self-isolation

Within hours of the coronavirus having an impact on our society (school closings, business closings, social self-isolation), the internet became inundated with ideas for how to survive this time. First let me say that I know we will survive this time, and I pray that everyone gets through it with no deaths in our area.

Jim McGuire: Riffin’ robin sings of spring

The morning was mild and wonderfully sunny, the sky a vast streaked canopy of gleaming blue with luminous clouds. White trunks on the big sycamores along the river gleamed.