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In This Giving Season…

November 30th, 2020|

It's snowing, and the child in me dances for joy. Being a December birthday girl, my earliest memories remain infused with the delight and wonder of snowfall, the way it covers all the imperfections we humans have created on the [...]

A Thanksgiving List of Blessings

November 24th, 2020|

I admit to trepidation in trying to form a list of things to be thankful for during this strange, maddening, sad, unprecedented (how often have we heard that word over the last four years?) time. So, I'll start with the [...]

A November Placemarker

October 31st, 2020|

I have a new essay almost ready to go, but the looming election has me quite anxious. Instead of posting the essay just yet, I thought I'd wait until after November 3. I'll be working the polls, so I'll have [...]

An October Like No Other

September 30th, 2020|

When I was a kid, the best thing about October was the run-up to Halloween. The expectation of a bagful of treats overrode any other considerations. Those with birthdays that month had their happiness doubled by the promise of presents [...]

A Sporting Chance

August 31st, 2020|

I must admit to a certain degree of sadness at the loss of college football this year. Oh, I know several conferences have decided to forge ahead with abbreviated schedules, and others are involved in lawsuits asking for the universities [...]

Let’s Dance!

August 1st, 2020|

The summer grows hotter. The world roils with the pandemic. I stretch the limits of my housebound sanctuary and, when the mood strikes, I dance. Visiting our grandchildren last weekend, I was struck by the eagerness of my five-year-old grandson [...]

December 2020 Author of the Month: MEREDITH DOENCH

The month of December always arrives precipitously, hard on the heels of November feasting, bringing with it my birthday, the festive holiday season, and the longest day of the year. This has to be my favorite month, and who better to grace it than one of my favorite authors, a Dayton local who teaches at the University of Dayton, offers multiple writing workshops around town, and has written a deliciously entertaining series of mysteries. The Luce Hansen tales introduce the reader to an intriguing new sleuth with a setting dear to my heart, the southeastern portion of Ohio.

Janet Irvin: Hi, Meredith, and welcome to my web home. I want to start by addressing your dual roles in your professional life. You are a teacher and a writer. How do your two worlds interact?

Meredith Doench: I have learned through my teaching that […]

November 30th, 2020|Author of the Month|

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