Dennis E. Powell's View from Mudsock Heights

Dennis E. Powell is crackpot-at-large at Open for Business. Powell was a reporter in New York and elsewhere before moving to Ohio, where he has (mostly) recovered. You can reach him at

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The View from Mudsock Heights: To Find a Reason For Thanksgiving, Take a Stroll

By Dennis E. Powell | Dec 03, 2008 at 8:17 PM

It could be genetic. My father was a reporter and columnist, too.

What makes me think of this just now is something he wrote in his column more than 40 years ago. Though it was written in early October, I always think of it and re-read it around Thanksgiving. It sums up the season for me better than anything else. I think that you might find it nice, too.

The View from Mudsock Heights: Let There Be Dark -- As Long As There Are Horses

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 27, 2008 at 5:07 AM

Winston Churchill famously said, “there is something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man.” He was right.

The View from Mudsock Heights: A Dollar’s Worth of Hope

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 19, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Down at the Marathon the other day I saw a man buying a lottery ticket.

A nondescript fellow he was, middle-aged, appearing neither particularly well-to-do nor poor. He got me to thinking, which is sometimes a dangerous thing to do (as those who gazed upon the contraption I invented for fixing my gutters can attest).

The View from Mudsock Heights: Woodsmoke

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 13, 2008 at 6:10 AM

This week, OFB is pleased to welcome Dennis E. Powell as a regular contributor with his column, “the View from Mudsock Heights.” Everything must start somewhere. For Dennis, it starts with a woodstove.

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