Late Winter weeks have been observed by many Christians with various changes in ordinary life: no feasts or parties, reduced pleasures, and ti…

You are going to die. You know that, but you probably do not like to think about it or do anything to prepare for it. We all think our lives w…

We need clothes to keep warm most of the year and to protect skin from sunburn and insects in the summer. Very simple coverings can do those j…

Prohibiting drugs that people want is treating those people like children. Like clever children, however, they will get what they want, one wa…

Everyone should learn to live alone. Family households do not last long these days. Spouses are separated by careers, divorce, and death. Chil…

I wonder about national enemies and why they exist. When a country is invaded or attacked, the enmity is obvious. Verbal attacks, insults, and…

An eighteenth century American diarist, William Byrd, mentions most mornings that he danced his dance. This occurs often after his breakfast o…

During the twelve days of Christmas I ponder how differently people celebrate during these days. Some religious communities rehearse various s…

Editor’s Note: William Morosko is a 9th grade student at Athens High School with an aptitude in writing movie and music review. He has also di…

Why do people write diaries? What do diaries do, especially for the writer and other readers? Maybe they are just ways to remind one of what h…

One theory about the growing population of allergy sufferers is that children are being protected too much. Keeping danger away sounds good bu…

Of course people use money to procure the necessities of life, but even this involves choice. Nutritious food and reasonable accommodations ca…

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“Eugenics” is, in my opinion, the dirtiest word in the English language.

It sounds silly to promote modesty, and even more ridiculous to recommend humility. We are used to encouragement in terms of pride, excellence…

Our age has been called “post-evolutionary” because our bodies are increasingly changed by artificial adjustments rather than natural developments.

Editor’s Note: This is the latest installment of a series of regular columns designed to report to the senior citizens of Athens County items …

Ohio University’s Athens campus is beautiful. Part of that is the conformity of most buildings to the red brick and white pillar style associa…

Most of us like trees. They look wonderful in summer and provide many benefits like shade and oxygen.

The old saying says that free things, nice as they are without cost, cannot be prescribed or selected. The basic image is the hat on the stree…