Pop bottle caps and jackets

Pop bottle caps and jackets

While I was growing up nearly every evening meal my family enjoyed was consumed around a kitchen table with all family members present. While thatR...

December 29th, 2017 |  


I’m a fan of Santa Claus

I’m a fan of Santa Claus

I’m a fan of Santa and he is a fan of mine.When Evan was a barely a toddler, I took him to see Santa.I remember it plain as day. A friend and I ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Squirrel hunting on Darbyshire Road

Squirrel hunting on Darbyshire Road

This past Sunday, Christmas Eve, we celebrated the birthday of our son, Greg. As is our custom, he and I always like to reminisce about his growing-up...

December 27th, 2017 |  



Extraterrestrial UFOs are real — Wow!

Extraterrestrial UFOs are real — Wow!

Carl Sagan must be turning over in his grave.Unidentified flying objects that did not come from Earth are real, according to former Pentagon official ...

December 27th, 2017 updated: December 28th, 2017. |  


A little bit of this and that

A little bit of this and that

This and that…Finally, a GOP win So the Republicans in Congress did indeed manage to pass a major piece of legislation, with the tax reform bill...

December 26th, 2017 |  


A letter to Santa Claus

A letter to Santa Claus

It’s that time of year when it somehow does not seem quite right to write a column about anything except the holidays, so here we go.Someone ask...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Eventful year for local columnist

Eventful year for local columnist

I was introduced to Gary Abernathy, the publisher and editor of The (Hillsboro) Times-Gazette, twice. My first introduction came through his writing, ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Can the GOP finally deliver?

Can the GOP finally deliver?

Everything we see and read indicates optimism from Republican leadership that the House and Senate are on the verge this week of passing a tax reform ...

December 18th, 2017 |  


The magic of Christmas

The magic of Christmas

Walking into my living room after work one evening this week I was surprised to find my 24-year-old son and my wife watching “The Polar Express,...

December 15th, 2017 updated: December 15th, 2017. |  


The Titanic visits Virginia Beach

The Titanic visits Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. is an old town. In fact, the Jamestown colonists first arrived in the area in 1607.The coast is lined with hotels and resorts, and...

December 13th, 2017 |