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The Brain Drain Conundrum

The Brain Drain Conundrum

One of the biggest complaints/criticisms/concerns that seems the plague a town like Mansfield is the dreaded problem of "brain drain." If you've never heard of this I can only imagine that you aren't living in a Rust Belt city, because here it's as frequent a topic of...

Feeling At Home

Feeling At Home

Although not exactly supported by any research that I'm aware of, generally speaking, I've found that once I've lived somewhere for two years it starts to feel like home. How do I know what that is exactly? Well, for me anyway, I usually notice the feeling upon...

Why I (Sort Of) Love Anarchists

Why I (Sort Of) Love Anarchists

Sometimes a catchy title is worth a great deal............ But seriously, I have a point here. History and common sense will tell us that anarchy is a fool's errand and communism has proven to be a failed experiment in social engineering. The common Achilles heel for...

On Miracles

On Miracles

"There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter." -- Albert Einstein In my family, I have the privilege/dubious distinction of being the eldest of 10 cousins on...

Kicked in the Teeth

Kicked in the Teeth

Something inside of me wants to find some grand meaning, some overarching purpose for the random string of events that make up my life. It would be easier to stomach the speeding ticket I got on Monday if I felt there were anything to be learned other than to invest...

Why Knitting

Why Knitting

Have you ever been asked why you loved something or someone and found yourself at a loss for the answer? You just do, you always have, its like air, you can't imagine life before or after this love of yours. Such is the case when I think about knitting or quilting for...

Fired

Fired

There are all sorts of failure--some people even get labeled as such. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would experience so many failures in my life, let alone in such close proximity to one another. In the last 12 months I have experienced the following...

Knee High By the Fourth of July

Knee High By the Fourth of July

There are millions of metaphors for time. Measuring time, the speed at which it passes, it's infiniteness, its meaning and so on. In Ohio, there is a portion of the year that we measure time with corn. If you've never had the pleasure of driving through Ohio, then you...

Beautiful Ohio

Beautiful Ohio

My world was relatively small when I was growing up. Although some members of my family had ventured out, moved away and sometimes came back to visit with wares from their travels, for the most part, my world was in Marion, Ohio. The trouble with that was my awareness...

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

It seems that in life truth is often stranger than fiction, and nothing could be truer in a small town. One of the wonderful and yet bizarre qualities of small towns is that these locals seem to somehow nurture and support the odd characters in our midst. It's a theme...

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