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Clay Center, Kansas – Is Christmas about a baby?  A cute, cuddly little one that His mother held in her arms?  If so, then why is Christmas offensive to many?  Who could be … more
The late James Naismith, an accomplished educator/physician/minister/philosopher, also was an inventor. An 1891 collegian, he took seriously the assignment to “invent” an indoor game … more
From Sept. 24, 2021 Between Tex-Mex served in the second-floor lobby of Old Main and dessert served on the third floor an hour later, there was a parent orientation for families of several new … more
Hey Taylor: What’s in the big infrastructure bill that I should care about? People keep talking about price tags and I’m struggling to find info about how it might or might not help a … more
If you were sitting at home by your fireplace and your young child or grandchild came and sat on your knee and asked you “What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?” How would you … more
Toni: I am turning 65 next March and am puzzled about Medicare’s 7-month enrollment period. I have heard that this time is only for Medicare Part B and that confuses me because I do not … more
Oh, that the inimitable Will Rogers were alive today. The need for his disarming smile and positive spirit helped Americans survive the Great Depression. He’d go a long way today in bringing … more
There are a few – very few – dates that resonate in the American historical psyche: Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, and 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. … more
Only those who live long enough get the opportunity to experience old age. It is truly a blessing to be able to live into old age. Some of us are there and others are well on our way there. As I … more
Hey Taylor:  I keep reading things about how these delayed cargo ships are going to make shopping and deliveries a nightmare. How bad is it going to be come Christmas? - Gigi Hey Gigi: I … more
Would it surprise you to learn that THANKFULNESS is mentioned 73 times in the New Testament? 20 in the Gospels? I don’t know about you, but that stirred up in me the question: what do the … more
“Feeling like a shockwave, shockwave, shockwave, shockwave ... Ooh yeah, babe, get ‘em with the shockwave.” Marshmello, AKA Christopher Comstock, sings that plaintive tune about a … more
A dozen years before “Sir” was added to his name, Winston Churchill motivated Britons with his unforgettable “never give in” speech. It lifted spirits for freedom as World … more
Psychologist and writer Timothy Leary almost got it right. Turn on (the stove); tune in (to amino acids); and drop out (of the 20% to 25% of folks 65 and older who have mild cognitive impairment and … more
Dear Readers, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I grew up in a farming community, and by late November, the harvest was complete. Crops that were a year in the making were out of the … more
God’s mission for Cyrus, future king of Persia and conqueror of Babylon, is described in detail. He will liberate Judah’s exiles (45:1-2). He will see that this is the Lord’s work … more
As we gather together with family to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, I think of the world our parents, our grandparents, and our great grandparents grew up in. It was a time when a family get … more
Hey Taylor: What are your thoughts on the financial literacy requirement for high schoolers in Ohio? Hey Carlos: I’m a big fan of the idea. We have to see how it’s implemented, but I … more
What’s soft, slightly sweet, old-fashioned-sounding and brimming with goodness? Well, yes, that could describe your grandmother. But it also describes winter’s favorite root vegetables: … more
Hello Toni: I have recently enrolled in Medicare and received my 2022 Medicare and You handbook and cannot find what the 2022 Medicare costs will be? Do you have any idea what the new Medicare … more
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