This single-family house has been sitting vacant for a bit. It’s likely a rental like many others in the neighborhood. The owner has forgotten to keep his grass cut.

Observations from my daily walks


Photo by davide ragusa on Unsplash

Scientific studies indicate we would not be our best selves if we knew our date with the Grim Reaper.


These are my neckties that survived the cut. I probably won’t wear most of them again.

Front pages of newspapers from Sept. 12, 2001


The inherited widow peak trait has endured at age 65.


Image by John Hain from Pixabay


Just a sampling of the solicitations I received for health insurance options as I turn 65.


Even though Dad didn’t agree with my decision to study journalism, he paid for my tuition at Penn State and was there for my graduation in May 1978 along with Mom. As I started working, he always took time to compliment my writing.


35 years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated right after launch. (WikiMedia photo)

In 1986, I was fortunate to be among the journalists at USA Today assembling coverage for this huge story.


Trees were knocked down without a permit so equipment could access this 22-acre site (in pink) to do soil tests behind my condo complex. My concern is the limited access to the site through one narrow road, emptying so close to a road within 200 feet of Newberry Road, a major thoroughfare.

Clearing trees on adjacent property piqued my interest and resulted in a stop order from the city.

Ron Wayne

Retiree, parent, longtime journalist, award-winning columnist, news junkie, lifelong Democrat, Penn State and University of Florida alumnus.

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