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10 things I’ll miss about Ohio, the Land of Ham and Fireworks

October 19, 2014 Dearest readers, as I strain to write this column under dim lantern light with this ancient quill, I can only hope it finds you well, for I am about to embark on a long journey, fraught with peril,... more »»

 
 
 
Meatloaf 3 Ways a good way to clean pantry

October 15, 2014 In 10 years, one amasses lots of stuff. Especially in the kitchen. In preparation for moving, I have been paring down my mountains of stuff in every room of my house. more »»

Even though YOLO, don’t be a FOMO (and other bad acronyms)

October 12, 2014 Right now, even as a bird sings sweetly, even as a flaming red leaf drops from a tree silhouetted against a cerulean sky, the world is turning. And it is turning too dang fast. It’s fall. more »»

A visit to the zoo will have you feeling like gnu

October 5, 2014 I’ve mentioned a few weeks back that I’m reading “Wild,” the story of a young woman who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (like 1,000 miles) as a sort of therapy to cope with recent events in her life. more »»

Traficant helped to keep Youngstown weird

September 28, 2014 Last year I had a small burst of entrepreneurism and ordered up a batch of stickers to sel. more »»

Demise of amusement park a mistake on the Lake

September 21, 2014 Since most of the Internet is caught up in an endless 20-or-so-years-ago nostalgia loop, there is always some article about Walkmans or purple ketchup to get one reminiscing. more »»

Columnist pleads, ‘Hey, you, get off of my iCloud’

September 14, 2014 Everyone like the headline? You can read more about the Rollings Stones and their pun-able song titles in your local library. more »»

Zucchini circles a tasty dipping treat

September 10, 2014 Once again, summer nears its end — and so does the harvest of local backyard gardens. If you’re lucky, you can score some tomatoes, peppers, corn or beans from local gardeners or farmers markets. more »»

Sometimes there’s no place — or price — like home

September 7, 2014 Summer is filled with the return of expatriates. For weddings, for graduations, for vacation; it’s a three-month high-school reunion, bumping into old friends at festivals and fair. more »»

Sometimes there’s no place — or price — like home

September 7, 2014 Summer is filled with the return of expatriates. For weddings, for graduations, for vacation; it’s a three-month high-school reunion, bumping into old friends at festivals and fair. more »»

At the Canfield Fair, keep your eyes on the prize

August 31, 2014 My dad and I have a tradition of going to the Canfield Fair together every year. We make a good fair team, because we know what’s important about the fair, and we always have a strateg. more »»

Bingo! It’s time to dig through those bad family photos

August 24, 2014 The market of nostalgia is thriving. more »»

Summer of sharing: One man’s trash is another man’s goulash

August 10, 2014 Waste not, want not — that’s not a bad philosophy. Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. The whole better to give than it is to receive thing is good to. more »»

The beauty (and scariness) of the great outdoors

August 3, 2014 The world is a wonderful place. It’s full of mountains and butterflies and flowers and bunnies and sunsets and rainbows and trickling streams and all that stuff. more »»

Determining if it’s luck or coincidence, in lotto or life

July 20, 2014 Greetings! I write you from the office-less land of Vacation, which is from a place not unlike my actual office. more »»

Home is where you hang your hat, your heart, your heart-hat

July 13, 2014 Many people practice forms of browsing masochism. more »»

Summertime: Living is easy, the cotton is knee-high

July 6, 2014 There must have been a reason for all of those knee-high cotton tube socks in the ’80s. more »»

Million-dollar ideas for the price of one newspaper!

June 29, 2014 Everybody has their get-rich-quick scheme. A concept that is their ticket to stardom. An invention that will change the world. Some million-dollar idea. more »»

It’s time for the spring gremlins to come out and play

June 22, 2014 As I write this column from a barely functioning 10-year-old PC (barely functioning not from lack of care mind you but from the unforgiving operating system expiration) with no Internet (thanks to... more »»

Escape on an exotic getaway to the sock-drawer sea

June 15, 2014 Even though “Cosmos” is over (and I am not yet done referring to it endlessly), I will refer to one of its delightful elements: the cosmic calenda. more »»

Beware the cheesy triangles of the Illuminati pizza cult

June 8, 2014 I recently hurt my ankle. No biggie, but it was enough that I needed a day off it on a sofa with some Netflix. Totally kicking and screaming, of cours. more »»

 
 
 

 

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