December 7, 2013

In late-October I participated in an Immigration Reform Fly-in to Washington DC with six hundred representatives of business, law enforcement and clergy. I traveled with Bob Lyons, never an easy experience, and eight others from Ohio. We listened to speakers,

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September 14, 2013

The view from our campsite

The view from our campsite

We returned last night from a weeklong camping trip with our boys on Turtle Island in the Lake George ‘Narrows’ in the Adirondack Mountains of up-state New York. We take our 19-foot bowrider along and

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June 25, 2013

Immigration Reform is finally on center stage in Washington DC! I was involved in three different meetings trying to influence the result with our Ohio legislators.

First, we hosted Caryn Candisky, NE OHio Coordinator for Senator Rob Portman, at Sunleaf

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April 28, 2013

Spring is slowly sneaking up on us in NE Ohio! Two weeks ago…the spring peepers began their late-afternoon chorus. Today I noticed the Kingfisher is back. In addition to the big guy who patrols our middle pond, there is a

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April 26, 2013

My brief career in Live TV began and ended today. I was an ‘auctioneer’ on our local Ideastream Public TV auction. My first appearance went okay…hawking some donated items before the camera. I was introduced as a representative of Ohio

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April 25, 2013

Below is one of my rants that got published as a letter-to-the-editor in the News-Herald. So far it’s getting rave reviews from the check-out ladies at our local IGA.

Minimum Wage Debate

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is championing a substantial

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March 15, 2013

When did the winter get so busy for nurserymen? We need an extra month in the winter to get our work done!

show-1During January, CENTS and the 85th OSU Short Course provided a lively week. Sunday Night at Barley’s Brewery

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May 20, 2012

I love to sell trees! It makes me feel like I’m doing something good for the customer, the community and the environment.

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Height 60', spread: 25-30'. Completely hardy in Northern Ohio.

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Height 60′, spread: 25-30′. Completely hardy in Northern Ohio.

One of my favorite trees

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