Firing Judge Is Good Idea

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Dateline Dayton — Brock Turner is receiving a lot a media attention since his release from a Northern California jail. What he did was terrible. But it’s not his fault he received such a light sentence. None of us would tell a judge we should be in jail longer, for what we did. The problem is the judicial system and … Read More

A Picture of My Latest Project

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Dateline Dayton — Two months ago I attended a members meeting here of the British Transportation Museum. Since I had already acquired two British National Cash Registers for them, I thought it would be nice it they had a proper display for the registers. I volunteered to get them a display and told them I would provide a sketch at … Read More

Parents Choose Beat up Over Grow up

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Dateline Dayton — Will the stupidity ever stop? Start with the worst – a mother, using the term loosely, broke her infant’s skull and inflicted other injuries. Just another example of why I keep writing about the need for licensing in order to have children. Some persons are not prepared to raise a child. From experience, raising a child is … Read More

Cops Can’t Win

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Dateline Dayton — I have been told some of my essays are depressing. I agree. I am disappointed that so often I must write about children being harmed. I wish it would stop. It will not, though, until we make a serious effort to stop to these tragedies. Yes, I still believe licensing can help. It is not the total … Read More

Why Licensing Is the Answer

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Dateline Dayton – Early yesterday morning at my favorite gas station, I was purchasing a snack for work. Nearby I heard a woman yelling at her kids. There was only one child. The way she was hollering, I thought there might be several. I went inside to pay for me purchase. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. The … Read More

Throwing a Baby Away

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Dateline Dayton –– When will the killing of children stop? This situation is so sad. A father, using the term loosely, throws his four-month-old infant — strapped in a car seat — into the river. Naturally, the baby drowned. He told police the infant had been kidnapped. After his story started decomposing, the dad confessed. How can a parent kill … Read More

Let the Music Play on

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Dateline Dayton — Pauline and I attended a Yanni concert last Friday. Fantastic, even though it wasn’t what I expected. I thought Yanni was the person who played soft, relaxing music on a flute- type instrument. Anything but soft and relaxing, the show was a fast-paced and high-energy show on a very hot 2½-hour evening. No intermission. It was steaming, … Read More

A Vacation in the Country

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Dateline Dayton — I took a week’s vacation in exchange for working days when I should have been off. When we decided to get away on Saturday morning, we took Jake to the doggy hotel and headed for Nashville. Arriving in early afternoon, we did not have hotel reservations. In the rush of things, I made the reservation for the … Read More

Kill Time, Not People

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Dateline Dayton — I wrote last week about the number of homicides in Dayton by the month, and I mentioned June wasn’t over. Sure enough, there was one more murder, making June the deadliest month in the history of Dayton record-keeping. Last weekend, all the noise in the Dayton area wasn’t from fireworks. Four more homicides over the holiday. Will … Read More

Addressing 2 Grave Matters

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Dateline Dayton — Do we value life anymore? Yesterday, the Dayton area had its eighth murder in June, the highest monthly total in years. I realize this is a modest number for some cities. For Dayton, it is a genuine concern. Some killings are blamed on drug deals gone wrong, Then again, aren’t all drug deals wrong? Some murders are … Read More