by Andrea Cordle The most difficult thing about having a pet is having to one day say goodbye. For me, that dreaded day came on May 26 when I had to let my beautiful 11-year-old dachshund, Meeko go. Just a few days before his passing, Meeko was fine. He ateRead More →

by Ryan Berry, The Early Bird After 23 years of covering meetings, one might think I would no longer be surprised at some of the decisions I see. A lot of times it’s like watching Sesame Street when they start singing, “One of these things is not like the other.Read More →

by Andrea Cordle, Columbus Messenger Sometimes the eyes say it all. I never realized just how much I communicate with my dogs through eye contact. I didn’t realize this until it could no longer happen. My 11-year-old dachshund, Frankie, went blind a couple months ago. He was diagnosed with SARDS,Read More →

Great characters and writing bring “Lady Bird” to life by Dedra Cordle As someone who was navigating the latter portion of the teenage years in the early 2000s, I was both repelled by and drawn to “Lady Bird,” a film that offered a look into the life of a femaleRead More →

All is fair in love and compromise: A kitchen table story By Melissa Herrera My husband and I find ourselves in the same discussion over and over. He is a dreamer and a taker-aparter of things, and because I can, I did just make up the word “taker-aparter.” It describesRead More →