My final semester at Ohio University was unfortunately upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s what might be some good news in a time when we could use it: the Asian ladybugs seem to have disappeared. Have you noticed this where you are?
Yes, it’s true. After six action-packed years at The Athens NEWS, I am moving on to a new gig in a new city. It’s been a busy time for news in…
We’re entering the annual period when it is hot and sticky every day, the possibility of a soaking thunderstorm always present. Must be time f…
One of the effects of our weird zombie spring has been the disordering of time.
People seem to be watching more television than usual, and I’m among them.
My friend Pat Murphy came here to sell his book. With luck, in a month he’ll be back home.
We’ve always been encouraged to be positive, but the word has taken on a whole new meaning lately.
Just under 10 years ago, the Verizon company sold its Ohio landline telephone business to a company called Frontier Communications.
It’s told as a joke, but the way it’s used, and will be used, isn’t funny at all.
Passover began last night. Today is Maundy Thursday in most of the Christian world.
Do you remember the derecho? If you were here at the time, you can’t have forgotten it.
My first little cough led to a kind of shudder, as it does nowadays.
Welcome to spring! Well, welcome to spring if you’re reading this after 11:49 p.m. Thursday, anyway.
Once again we’ve survived the switch to daylight saving time. Well, most of us survived, anyway.
The word “pandemic” is being thrown around a lot lately, as if a pandemic is something tremendously rare and apocalyptic. Pandemics aren't rar…
Larry Tesler died last week. And while you’ve probably never heard of him, he had an effect on your daily life.
If the world weren’t at stake, it would be the most hilarious situation comedy ever, despite the cheap laughs and obvious absurdity.
Here’s some good news, really good news, and no, this isn’t a joke.
It’s virus season, this time more worrisome than it is most years. But there’s a lot we can do, easily, to remain uninfected so as to avoid th…
Before the magazine industry entered its current collapse, there were slick monthly publications on just about every area of interest, among t…
Let us discuss the word “historic.” It gets flung around a lot, primarily by news personalities who want their reports to seem more important …
The power stayed on; that was something. There are plenty of times when it didn’t.
Tomorrow is the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, which brought formal end to World War I, sort of.
The monkey hangers voted Labour. The rest of the country mostly didn’t.
So here we are, just a few days away from the last year of the second decade of the third millennium.
So here we are, in the final week of the annual orgy of spending money we don’t have on things that aren’t needed and often aren’t wanted by t…
You could think of this column as four days late, but I prefer to view it as 362 days early, 2020 being a leap year.