Keeping the summer vacation tradition alive

Summer vacation sure is different as a parent.This summer, I’m keeping my family’s tradition of visiting historical landmarks as far away ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


The real-life “M*A*S*H”

The real-life “M*A*S*H”

Most of us have watched the TV series “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983); some have seen the 1970 film of the same title. A few of us have read Dr. H. ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


The beat goes on …

The beat goes on …

The recent debate that has occurred within the Ohio Department of Education Board of Education about changing the scores on state tests at which stude...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Hard facts about hard drive crashes

Hard facts about hard drive crashes

Did you hear a loud bang? That was my computer’s hard drive crashing. Often, when speaking colloquially of a disaster, people will use phrases s...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Acquaintance rape: a reality on college campuses

Acquaintance rape: a reality on college campuses

Comedian Bill Cosby and Brock Turner, a Dayton area young man turned Stanford swimmer, have a lot in common. Both were once highly respected individua...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Five strikes against DeMaria

Five strikes against DeMaria

In January, I wrote an article bidding a not-so-fond farewell to former Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard Ross who, I believe, was...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Celebrating Father’s Day with compassion, connectivity

Celebrating Father’s Day with compassion, connectivity

I recently attended my daughter’s graduation at Miami University, and while I was filled with pride celebrating her accomplishments, I could not...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Stop the culture of bigotry, fear

Stop the culture of bigotry, fear

The weekend of June 12 sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions I never thought possible.The previous Friday, I was an invited participant in the first-...

June 16th, 2016 |  


We are witnessing the death of civilized debate

We are witnessing the death of civilized debate

Facebook is a wonderful invention that has revolutionized the 21st century in which we live, allowing us to perform such socially relevant tasks as ma...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Trials and triumps of fatherhood

Trials and triumps of fatherhood

For the past two years each June, I have explored the challenges of fatherhood in contemporary times. I return for the third year to report on Dr. Tho...

June 15th, 2016 |