This Monday, September 1st, our nation celebrates the contributions of the American labor movement and, more broadly, the social and economic achievements of all workers. In the midst of the parades, end-of-summer sales, anticipation of football, and...
We all must build a common understanding of race, become aware of the role we play in upholding systems of oppression, and get comfortable with vulnerability.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, your premiums are now guaranteed to pay for health care instead of executives' yachts.
Labor Day should be a day on, not a day off, in the effort to reclaim the American dream for working people.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
Throughout history there have been many epic tales of gallant ships on heroic voyages. This isn't one of them. Rather, it's a story about a pleasure boat and a taxing authority.
The verse of the day is Galatians 6:9. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
I have a question for you Senior Moments readers.Why, whenever our telephone rings, do we answer with the word “Hello?”I mean I think it is rather weird.
Every so often, I receive an email from my mother warning me to be careful in mall parking lots when an old woman asks for help.Or not to stop if I see a baby left on the side of the road.
It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy.
Am I to understand that, largely because of a television situation comedy, it is now cool to be awkward, socially inept, and very smart, all while being considered - dare I use the word – “nerdy?” When did this happen? In my day, we...
It seems to me that, amidst all the headline-grabbing stuff going on both in this country and around the world, there are other activities that kinda slip under the “newsworthy” radar even if they are of interest to us ordinary folks.
Making healthy food taste good will require a spending increase that's not on the table.You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good.
In 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to close and consolidate up to 82 mail processing facilities across the country – including ones in Akron, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown – putting 15,000 jobs at risk.
End of an eraEditor:
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing...
The widening of the Panama Canal requires a logical and coordinated response, not a feeding frenzy.Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah!
The tobacco industry, in an effort to replace the 480,000 customers it loses each year to smoking-related deaths, has turned to electronic cigarettes, a new nicotine product that it hopes to make appealing to young people. These so-called e-cigarettes...
It's hard to rig the rules against increasingly competitive green energy options.
I have a special place in my heart for all of the faithful readers of Senior Moments.They pay me back by frequently sending me column items.Many of the following headlines came from a reader named Fred.
According to statistics, one in three senior Americans now suffers from some type of dementia. My mother was one of the unfortunate millions who had an advanced type of Alzheimer's disease. As it progressed, she lost the ability to communicate...
It's not fair for employers to pretend that their workers are independent contractors.
A huge thank you to allEditor:
For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she'll blather about things like the war on Christmas.
MERLE GRACE KEARNS - 1938-2014
It seems to me that some things never change, that is, we see how events keeps repeating themselves - and we marvel at how some folks apparently won't or can't learn from their experiences. Current events remind me of a column I wrote,...
Should everyone pay a premium for food because Californians want to waste water?
Lawmakers are finally doing something to solve the college rape crisis — but it's still not enough.
Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States.
The verse of the day is 2 Corinthians 12:9. “And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may...
A US court inexplicably ruled that Union Carbide didn't build the pesticide plant that exploded.
“So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old, broken down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable bulge over to the West Coast and all that road going, all...
Addiction to opioids, like prescription painkillers and heroin, has increased significantly in the past few years, devastating communities across Ohio – rural, suburban, and urban.
Why does Wall Street tank on news portending economic gains for most Americans?
The shampoo company could do a lot more to further feminine empowerment.
Below are some comments from the newspaper's Facebook page about the Beavercreek Wal-Mart shooting last week:Kay Darner Barnett: “Ridiculous! Toy or not. He was ordered to drop. He did not. Looks real.”
As a professional writer, and the executive director of the Western Ohio Writers Association, I am often asked what books I read or what I'd recommend to someone. But, over the years, I've learned that it's not so much what you read...
Republican politicians have been obsessed with impeaching President Obama for years.
Turn on the news or open a paper and it seems as though the world is falling apart. From gridlock in Washington to chaos in the Middle East to war and tragedy in eastern Ukraine, bad news dominates the airwaves. But I am privileged in my job as your...
The big-box giant is upending people's lives by subjecting its workers to unpredictable scheduling.
It seems to me that when I get one of those old adages bouncing around in my head it won't go away until I figure out what kicked it off in the first place. The current one is, “There's more than one way to skin a...
The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful is on the brink of getting indicted for corruption.
The down and out just popped up on the conservative radar screen.Must formerly rich people shed all their status symbols? It's a widely held presumption, Darlena Cunha explained.
Limpers get no respect and I'm one of them.
TV pundits and analysts could use a reality check.
Congress should reinforce the inheritance tax, not scrap it.
Why would the league discipline Ray Rice more lightly for assaulting his fiancée than if he got busted for pot?
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. On July 28, 1914, the assassination of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, a comparatively minor event, led to what some believe to be the most terrible and disastrous war...
There's an inherent problem with “political correctness” when it extends to speaking out against bad policy or horrific acts against the innocent. When the super-sensitive “left” can't accept that people can dislike...
Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The next day, the Committee –13 other senators...