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Toledo Farmers Market

Clip and SaveIt's that time of year, time for the Toledo Farmers' Market to start. The Toledo Farmers' Market season runs May 4th-October 26th, Fridays from 5-7pm on the east side of the courthouse square in downtown Toledo rain or shine.Toledo has a great market. All of our vendors grow the ...

Our moral compass

If it weren't for certain ethics and a moral sense, the world would descend into chaos. If there were no laws, and no organized religion to imbue certain moral qualities, society would not be civil and the law of the jungle would prevail.From an early age, those with responsible parents are ...

People Are Weird

Call it what you will; weird, strange, eccentric, uncommon, bizarre or just plain crazy, but we human beings have our own personal idiosyncrasies. Except me of course. Everything about me is normal. But everyone else is different. But to be fair, being different is what makes living amongst ...

The great train adventure

I've told this story before in this space. It was many years ago, and I only had three readers then. Thanks Mom! I decided to rewrite it and tell the story again.It is not possible to rewrite history, although there are some who will try. Be assured, these events did indeed happen. My rewriting ...

D.A. says coach is “a jerk”

Letter to the Editor:When Iowa fired Todd Lickliter, Bo Ryan thought it was ok to recruit Ben Brust who had committed to Iowa.Now Iowa high school player Jarrod Uthoff wants to decommit from Wisconsin.Bo Ryan wants a say where Jarrod can or cann't go.This tells me Wisconsin has a 64 year old ...

Age, Baseball and Other Things

There is an age-old question that has puzzled great men & women for ages and ages. Notice how I'm using the word "age" so often. The "age-old" question is how old is old. When are you old? Too a five year old, it's probably ten. To a teen, it might be 30. And to a thirty year old, it ...

The mountain

Why do we climb the mountain? George Mallory, when asked why he climbed Mount Everest responded, "Because it was there."Climbing the mountain can be a symbol of a person's personal struggle to achieve. It is a metaphor for man versus mountain. It is our primal desire to conquer. The metaphor ...

Sheda’s Law

Have you heard of Murphy's Law? Of course you have, but who the heck is Murphy anyway and did those crazy things really happen to him......or her? Do you have some strange laws that have governed your life over the years. Things that just always seem to go wrong or at least awry. Things, ...

Bluebirds

First, I am not trying to posit myself as any sort of avian authority. I do however have some observations regarding the bluebird I have not read any place else.It has only been in the past few years I have noticed and paid attention to the bluebird. My loyal readers will recall I've written ...

Because it’s Easter…

Because it's Easter...I was thinking (scary, isn't it?) the other day about the spiritual temperature of our great country, the good ol' USA. The nature of God, who he is and what he does is being pressured often times into being relegated to being a "non-entity." I think this separation of ...