Newspapers are good business in West Virginia

Newspapers are good business in West Virginia

For as long as our great nation has existed, newspapers have been part of the fabric that strengthens our democracy and makes our communities stronger...

October 9th, 2019 |  


Growing older, but not up

Growing older, but not up

It sounds boring. It sounds like something an old guy would say, but here it is: Debbie and I usually go grocery shopping on Friday evening. It has be...

October 8th, 2019 |  


Did you ever stop to think?

Did you ever stop to think?

There are so many wonderous things in the world, and I suppose it’s a good thing that others take it upon themselves to ponder them, because if ...

October 8th, 2019 |  



Winter care for summer bulbs

Winter care for summer bulbs

Our readers repeatedly ask for information on how to care for their summer bulbs.For information on dahlias, cannas and gladioli’s, you don̵...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


Ways of remembering

Ways of remembering

One day last week as I left the house to take my usual morning walk, I realized I had not written down the time I left the house. I write down the tim...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


A part of innocence lost

A part of innocence lost

Exactly when I became hooked I am not sure. But the first real taste I can remember came while riding in a car with my parents pulling a Columbus and ...

October 1st, 2019 |  


My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the concert by Glenn Bowles (formerly of the Van-Dells) at the Hillsboro Church of Christ last Friday nigh...

September 25th, 2019 |  


A great tree you’ve never heard of

A great tree you’ve never heard of

A century ago, the streets and parklands of America were lined with stately Elm trees. Elms are loved for their graceful shape, with branches like spr...

September 24th, 2019 |  


Alice really doesn’t live here any more

Alice really doesn’t live here any more

Here is a real conversation that took place with a representative of a real company. The dialogue, such as it was, occurred between me and a real pers...

September 24th, 2019 |  


Staying silent doesn’t work

Staying silent doesn’t work

I heard about National Suicide Prevention Week for the first time almost exactly four years ago this week. I was barely two weeks into my first semest...

September 11th, 2019 |