On doing, or not doing, debates

On doing, or not doing, debates

When Pam Limes declined my invitation to participate in a Times-Gazette mayoral debate with Drew Hastings I was not surprised. A little disappointed, ...

September 7th, 2015 |  


A Friday night road trip long ago

A Friday night road trip long ago

I was standing in The Times-Gazette’s back parking lot last Friday, looking down over Richards Memorial Field a few blocks away, where Hillsboro...

September 4th, 2015 |  


Savoring all ‘beyond belief’

Savoring all ‘beyond belief’

“We live in a world where the real and the unreal live side by side, where substance is disguised as illusion, and the only explanations are une...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


I’ve said it before, it’s OK to cry

I’ve said it before, it’s OK to cry

I’m 41, very likely at least middle-aged, and I have the gray hairs mixed in with the more youthful colors on my head, as well as the footprints...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Trump and the trouble with labels

Trump and the trouble with labels

Donald Trump’s sustained momentum in the Republican primary race for president brings with it criticism from some conservatives – the ones...

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  


Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Here’s the good news: We live in a world of differences.Everywhere we go and every person we meet has their own unique histories and passions. P...

August 26th, 2015 |  


I’m rethinking people labels

I’m rethinking people labels

As I drove along the rain-soaked pavement of Petersburg Pike on my way to work a few weeks ago I was listening to a CD created by someone I am acquain...

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  


The case of the ringing cell phone

The case of the ringing cell phone

When Rocky Coss admitted that he had personally, if inadvertently, violated his strict rule against cell phones going off while his Highland County Co...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Humor in the unexpected

Humor in the unexpected

“Expect the unexpected” is an adage so jarringly accurate, it might as well be the cardinal rule for being alive.Because, whether we like ...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Wicked cool in every sense, almost

Wicked cool in every sense, almost

No matter how much a person likes what they do for a living, it’s not easy to return to the grind after a good break.Over nearly two weeks, I di...

August 18th, 2015 |