Family first, right?

Two instances of fatherhood and the workforce bring this blog to life. The question: Family first, or work to provide for you and your family’s livelihood? The most recent fatherhood flap came Tuesday evening when U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican who remains...

Should everybody get a trophy?

The practice of issuing trophies to all youngsters participating in a sport or activity brings many opinions and much controversy. Some say it’s not a good idea to even the playing field and awarding all, while others think everybody counts and should be...

Suspended for staring? Seriously?

How much more can schools push the envelope when it comes to punishing or forbidding certain actions? For most schools, students can’t freely play cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians in the recess yard. It symbolizes violence and racism and could lead to...

Another star shines

Four days off. Most to-dos at home failed to materialize, but the grass got cut and the front yard hostas got trimmed. More landscape trimming on the horizon. Shopping for food and pants for school — the latter of which were sorely needed due to the recent drop...

No matter what, his life matters

Oh, those big blue eyes. Who couldn’t adore them? His parent do, and so do thousands who have learned of his story. On Monday, Brandon Buell took to social media in defense of his 13-month-old son, Jaxon. The reason? The baby was born with a form of anencephaly,...