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 |  


Right where they belong

Right where they belong

Back in June, I wrote a column complaining about how unfair it seems that Hillsboro High School athletes in sports like soccer, golf, and track and fi...

August 21st, 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 |  


This will only take an hour, promise

This will only take an hour, promise

Most of you have heard of Robert’s Rules of Order, the universally accepted guidelines of parliamentary procedure for conducting meetings.Today ...

August 17th, 2015 |  


Slow down and just wait

Slow down and just wait

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Disney movies.And yes, anyone who knows me well would say that’s not surprising. After all, my fami...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Radar, mum, peep, and toot

Radar, mum, peep, and toot

Radar, mum, peep, and toot are all examples of palindromic words. While fun, attempting to construct something that is the same forward and backward c...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Otworth’s vision drives new road

Otworth’s vision drives new road

A major joint project by the county of Highland and the city of Hillsboro is rapidly nearing completion, and it shows what can be accomplished when ev...

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |  


I was in a bind, and way behind

I was in a bind, and way behind

In his song “The Devil went Down to Georgia” Charlie Daniels sings, “He was in a bind, ‘cause he was way behind. He was willin...

August 7th, 2015 updated: August 7th, 2015. |  


A bit of ‘mind over matter’

A bit of ‘mind over matter’

When I was in school there was one history factoid that was always easy for me to remember: the date when Christopher Columbus set sail.And no, not be...

August 5th, 2015 |