The other day when I was waiting outside the building where I work to take the shuttle to the main campus at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a meeting, I heard a slight rustling in the leaves underneath the nearby trees.

The commutes of late have suddenly transitioned into faux summer mode. The sun shines, but the air is cool. The leaves are green in some woods, but have turned to shades of yellow, red and gold in others.

I am certain that I am not the only commuter who fantasizes about the lives of those with whom the road is shared. Easily identified are parents, pet lovers, environmentalists and more as evidenced by license plates and bumper stickers. I wonder where my fellow travelers are heading and what…

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

The chill lately is not limited to the air. It is also in the bones. For Halloween is lurking just around the corner. Who knows what goblins await as we arrive home from our commute at the end of the day. It seems like only yesterday we were greeted by the sun still shining brightly and invi…

We make plans and then life takes the cap off its big red pen and with huge, unapologetic strokes rewrites our intentions. Unexpectedly, I have spent long weekends in marathon stints of revising drafts of my dissertation proposal. Sam, our Labrador retriever, and I have both been dealing wit…

“Precious love, I’ll give it to you, blue as the sky and deep in the eyes of a love so true. Beautiful face, you make me feel light on the stairs and lost in the air of a love so real. And you can count on me…”

While I never take it for granted, I do need to remind myself at times to take pause to reflect on the blessings of sharing my life with dogs. There is much to appreciate about living with cats or other domestic animals, true, but due to allergies and life’s chain of events, it is companions…

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

On my commutes of late, I have noticed the sign in front of Memorial Hall in downtown Circleville announcing the Roundtown Players’ presentation this month of The Man from Earth. Curious, I looked it up and learned that the play is an adaptation by Richard Schenkman of the original screenplay written by Jerome Bixby, who wrote for Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. The story is about a man who has been on earth for 14,000 years.

Time and timing are everything on the commute. We leave the house at just the right minute to ensure we arrive to work on time, and then we try to leave work at the end of the day at a reasonable hour so we can arrive home in a timely manner for those who await our return. But time is a diff…