Thanksgiving should be Thanksliving

Thanksgiving should be Thanksliving

Over the past eight months, we have asked this question many times, but during this Thanksgiving holiday week, and especially on this Thanksgiving Day...

November 25th, 2020 |  


‘Give thanks in all circumstances’

‘Give thanks in all circumstances’

“He preached as a dying man to dying men.” The Rev. John Burns’ congregation in Lawrence, Massachusetts knew he was suffering from a...

November 25th, 2020 |  


No courage to seek the cure

No courage to seek the cure

When I was growing up decades ago, I used to laugh at some of the crazy headlines on the tabloids as my mother and I passed through the grocery store ...

November 24th, 2020 |  



A slice of Election Day pizza

A slice of Election Day pizza

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November means something special to everyone working in a newspaper newsroom.It means Election Day pizza a...

November 19th, 2020 |  


Five pounds of canine cuteness

Five pounds of canine cuteness

There are few things that can excite an 11- and 9-year-old more than the impending arrival of their first pet that doesn’t live in a fish bowl b...

November 18th, 2020 |  


Some things may be clearing up

Some things may be clearing up

Mark Twain once said, “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean ...

November 17th, 2020 |  


It’s time for the turmoil to end

It’s time for the turmoil to end

At a local Veterans Day event this week, someone made the comment that, despite all the turmoil in our nation these days, more than anything else, we ...

November 17th, 2020 |  


Nothing like freshly baked bread

Nothing like freshly baked bread

“I’m going to bake bread!” my husband, Peter, announced.Inwardly, I said, “Oh, no.”Baking bread is not easy — unti...

November 16th, 2020 |  


Would the WPA work today?

Would the WPA work today?

Whatever side you may be on, the whole idea of giving or receiving a gift brings joy. It makes us feel special when someone thinks of us enough to giv...

November 12th, 2020 |  


Highland County health checkup

Highland County health checkup

The nation’s presidential race was historic, big enough to obscure other voting booth outcomes. So, allow me to highlight a Highland County outc...

November 11th, 2020 |