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Keeping the lake house

There are several business entities allowed in the state of Ohio.The purpose of this article is to show how these entities can be used to hold title to the family vacation home or that property that everyone in the family wants to continue to own for future generations. While mom…
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Misplaced loyalty

I usually do not comment on current events, but my thoughts turn to the nightmare scenarios we are hearing concerning the sexual abuse allegations against college coaches. When the victims are kids, any abuse seems worse to me. Intentionally doing lasting physical or mental harm to a child is beyond…
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A parent's primary job ...

The vast majority of parents involved in youth sports try the best they know how to help their children. They want their kids to have fun, learn good character traits and have a positive experience when playing a sport. In the last few years, sport parents have made the news…
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A coach’s primary job

I won’t enumerate all the facets of a youth coach’s job. It would take an entire book and more. I will argue, however, that a coach’s primary job is to teach. No, it is not to win; it is to teach kids how to win. Most of that teaching goes…
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A day of thanks

“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane It's Superman.” Yes, it's Superman ... strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far…
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Living in the darkness

Recently I received an e-mail reminding me of a summer I spent in Oregon half a century ago. Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1961, I served as a chaplain and cave guide at Oregon Cave National Park. Four or five times a day, seven days a week, during…
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What role is left for religion?

Having left the most creative and inventive century in all of human history and now being a full decade into what has the potential of being a more creative and more inventive century, what role is left for religion in such a “brilliant and self-sufficient” humanity? Now into my seventh…
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