Coyote Encounter Part II

Over the recent Christmas holiday, I was told this story about a coyote. I don’t think I would have believed it if it were a third hand tale, but it was witnessed by the teller while at work. He is a carpenter and often does work on the interior of airplanes. He looked out at … Read more

Coyote Encounters Part I

Several years ago, I was running through the woods behind the Kent State Campus next to the fairgrounds.  I have run the course many dozens of times. This particular day, however, held an unusual surprise. As I was running along the thickly wooded section of the path, I rounded a bend and was met by … Read more

Health Quest 2012

Happy New Year! How many wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperous new year have you received so far? Wishes are wonderful, but unfortunately do not take us to our destinations. And what is your destination for this year? Do you make resolutions? Here is Merriam-Websters first definition of resolution: Definition of RESOLUTION 1: the act or … Read more

The Art Of Books

“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory And on that bookshelf you can place a book written and illustrated by YOUR child! Here is a wonderful opportunity for … Read more

Christmas Tree History

The History of a the Christmas Tree

Most of us have had dozens of Christmas trees in our homes over the years.  They range from gigantic 15 footers that consume the great room all the way down to the 1 foot artificial trees that sit atop a small table.  This year I have a lovely Charlie Brown tree that sits on a … Read more