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King Of the Mountain

August 31, 2011 King of the Mountain, a game many of us played when we were young. The battle to reach the top of the mountain can be hard and long fought. Eventually the best person wins by shear determination. more »»

My Secret For The Ladies

August 17, 2011 Ladies, it’s time you become outraged at being targeted by profilers—a shameless act of treating you as if you could not make decisions on your own. more »»

History That Passed Us By

August 3, 2011 For most of my life I have lived along the Ohio River and it has held a fascination for me. more »»


July 27, 2011 The singing duo of Zafer and Evans had a hit song that reached number one in July 1969. “In the Year 2525” the songwriter looks at man’s future as he develops more and more technology. more »»

Memorial Day

May 25, 2011 Each year, I write a story for the Memorial Day issue of the Wetzel Chronicle. more »»

The Birds And Bees

May 18, 2011 Now that I have your attention, I want you to know my story is really about just bees. Honeybees to be correct. more »»

Soggy Bark

May 4, 2011 I am sure at one time or another many of us have used the expression: “That dog’s barking up the wrong tree.” Or perhaps you said to someone: “Let sleeping dogs li. more »»

Spring 2011

April 27, 2011 The unmistakable sounds of lawn mowers are beginning to be heard in the warming days of spring 201. more »»


April 13, 2011 This is the story of a dog named Sunny. It began on tax day 1993 with her birth in Williamstown to an average litter of puppies. more »»


April 6, 2011 Born in England on February 27, 1932, her name was Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. A short time ago the woman known to the world as Elizabeth Taylor died at the age of 79. more »»

Good News

March 30, 2011 We are bombarded by a world of news that often is categorized as bad. News stories we read, hear or see reflect troubling events surrounding each of us. more »»

I Love You

February 9, 2011 I love you. It’s a simple phrase we hear every day in the world around us. more »»

Bundleman (Part 4 of 4)

December 21, 2010 In morning light the station came to life with the comings and goings of people. Patrick worked up the courage to ask one of the station workers about the address on the tattered letter. more »»

Bundleman (Part 3 of 4)

December 14, 2010 Patrick’s trip was uneventful as the train moved toward its destination. The ticket he purchased gave the train workers the ability to keep him on the right tracks. more »»

Bundleman (Part 2 of 4)

December 8, 2010 As morning light arrived, the cargo ship’s engines began to slow upon entering New York Harbor. more »»

Bundleman (Part 1 of 4)

December 1, 2010 In the large room, the single light over the door was the only illumination of the cargo held within the closed space. more »»

Along The Way

November 10, 2010 Along the way in our lives, we each meet many different people. Some are forgotten with the passing of time, while others remain part of our memories, even if the meeting was but for a brief momen. more »»

In Search Of The Pawpaw Tree

October 6, 2010 At this time of year when the evenings are getting cooler, I think about the smell of fresh banana bread coming from the kitchen. more »»

Privy Treasures

September 1, 2010 If I were to say buried treasure, most people think of gold and silver hidden long ago. For Tom Zahnow of Sherrard buried treasure means privie. more »»

Insect Days Of Summer

August 18, 2010 Summer has just passed midways, if you were to gauge it by our orbital path around the sun. Scientifically we still have until the third week in September to enjoy the 2010 summer season. more »»



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