I Was So Disappointed

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Dateline Dayton — The Dayton Dragons baseball team is not doing well in the second half of the season. In last place, the Dragons have a record of 35 losses and 14 wins.  Even though they are not playing well, it’s still enjoyable to attend their games. Jose Siri has added to the excitement by hitting safely in 39 consecutive … Read More

Reacting When My Wife Has Alzheimer’s

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Dateline Dayton — Some time ago I shared with you that my wife Pauline had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She has been on medication ever since. I question whether it is helping.  We are told the caregiver does not recognize the benefits of the medication. Nevertheless my feeling stands. I recognize no medication today will bring a cure. We were … Read More

Clothes(d) Topic Wears Thin

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Dateline Dayton — Are we returning to the Wild West?  Gun violence is out of hand.  In the Wild West, at least judging by Westerns from my childhood, it was Good Guys vs. Bad Guys. Now many innocent bystanders are being shot. They are in the wrong place at the wrong time even if it is in their own rom … Read More

Now About This Pain

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Dateline Dayton — A few week ago I had my semi-annual doctor visit.  He asked the normal questions. However, I asked about having another stress test. It had been some time since my previous one.  Occasional chest pain has become more prevalent.  Dr. Brad thought it might be a good idea. He said it will probably show nothing.  I told … Read More

Oh, Shoot, This Cannot Go on

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Dateline Dayton – Earlier I told you about a wrong-way driver killed on Interstate 75, when he hit a tanker truck, causing a major explosion and fire that closed the roadway for days. An autopsy showed alcohol and drugs in his system.  Doesn’t surprise me. Many drive drunk and the drug situation will probably get worse, when the marijuana growing … Read More

The Right Way to Celebrate the 4th

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Dateline Dayton — Since our granddaughter’s boyfriend was here from Michigan, we started celebrating the 4th of July on Monday evening, after I got home from work.  Pauline and I were joined by our daughters, Darlene and Lisa, family members, our son Chris, and Heather’s boyfriend Kyle.  We fixed hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Along with chips, potato … Read More

Striking Silver in Las Vegas

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Dateline Dayton — A week ago Wednesday we left on our Las Vegas vacation.  I was not sure what to expect. Pauline had told me she didn’t want to travel anymore after our last Florida trip. We flew out of Cincinnati. Leaving home early, we had time for brunch before the airport.  I had made arrangements to park off- site. … Read More

Why North Korea?

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The late Mr. Warmbier

Dateline Dayton — Southern Ohio. Cincinnati, just 55 miles south of Dayton, briefly was in the national news with the release of the young man, formerly a prisoner in North Korea, who died yesterday.   Like the gentleman from the Dayton area, who was arrested in North Korea for leaving a bible, the late Mr. Warmbier allegedly stole a poster. … Read More

Be Serious. That Would Be Unique

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Typical of child abuse?

Dateline Dayton — Back on my soap box this morning. Ever considered the amount of time spent by Washington on witch hunts — by both parties? We really need to clean house. Soon. The Washington nonsense has gone on at the expense of good citizens. Our representatives are afraid of work. So they spend all their time on hearings and … Read More

When Children Are Better Off

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Dateline Dayton – Last time, we were talking about two children shot in the head by their mother. They have died.  It probably is good they were called to their heavenly reward. You doubt they could have led fruitful lives after this terrible ordeal.  Their mother had her first court appearance on Monday. She shot them to protect them from … Read More