The great escape

The great escape

I was back in the hospital recently for an extended stay. For awhile, I was confused as to why I was there. I could not reach Terry by phone, and the ...

February 18th, 2021 |  


Wildcats slip past South Gallia, 49-47 OT

WATERFORD, Ohio — Some games just last a minute too long.The South Gallia boys basketball team led Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host W...

January 25th, 2021 |  


When you are slowly going blind

When you are slowly going blind

Terry and I recently discussed our eye conditions. Concerning her, she had a cataract to develop in one eye over time that came to seriously distort h...

January 14th, 2021 |  



Ways to make 2021 your best year

While sharing from the CEOS Patchwork WVU Newsletter we have learned how to look ahead at the New Year:Review your past year in preparation for a succ...

January 7th, 2021 |  


A Republic, if you can keep it

A Republic, if you can keep it

The following is an opinion piece by Congresswoman Carol D. Miller (R-WVa), who represents the Third Congressional District. Miller voted not to certi...

January 7th, 2021 |  


Your new name

Your new name

My younger brother, Chris, and I went to college at the same time. We would often eat an evening meal together in the cafeteria. At one point, part of...

January 7th, 2021 |  


You can succeed in 2021

You can succeed in 2021

You want to be victorious in life? You want to live with peace? You want to live life with a mindset of happiness? You want to be a constant overcomer...

December 28th, 2020 |  


A story for Christmas

A story for Christmas

They say a roll of duct tape fell into his crib when he was ten months old, and it became the play toy that placated him more than any other.His nick ...

December 21st, 2020 |  


Just settle down

Just settle down

Sometimes the Ratchet gets wound up, particularly here at Christmas. It is not necessarily about me taking my meds. But, this time of year it is about...

December 17th, 2020 |  


Christmas cheer and a generous gesture

Christmas cheer and a generous gesture

One of my published books is entitled “Blessed by the Boys.” It tells stories of things said by our boys and things they did. What they di...

December 10th, 2020 |