Let us pray about it

Let us pray about it

Most of us have been taught the concept of prayer since we were very young, whether we practiced it or not. Really, the act is quite simple, if perfor...

February 18th, 2019 |  


A skunky time of year

A skunky time of year

When the smell of road-killed skunks starts wafting through the air, it’s a sure sign it is that time of year — high school basketball tou...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Basic litter assessment … for dogs

Basic litter assessment … for dogs

“Why doesn’t he act the way he did when he was a puppy?” — John Preston SmithMany times, when purchasing a dog, folks do get t...

February 14th, 2019 |  



Help and hope for your nerves

Help and hope for your nerves

A friend sat outside the school one day after recess, breathing hard, trembling, and the fear in his eyes was disconcerting. The other kids, his class...

February 13th, 2019 |  


It isn’t all about winning

It isn’t all about winning

I recently attended a Lynchburg-Clay girls basketball game at my alma mater. It was a classic battle between two of the most storied programs in their...

February 12th, 2019 |  


She really does pay attention

She really does pay attention

Last week I wrote about just a few of my favorite television shows down through the ages — those shows which seemed to brand a place in my being...

February 11th, 2019 |  


It doesn’t seem so super anymore

It doesn’t seem so super anymore

They call it the Super Bowl, and since I was less than one month shy of my sixth birthday when the first one was played on Jan. 15, 1967, I suppose I ...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Get some rest, mom, you earned it

Get some rest, mom, you earned it

When the end came calling for my mother, she faced it just the same way she had everything else in her life: with her head held high, fearless in the ...

February 7th, 2019 |  


Easily amused: It’s not unusual

Easily amused: It’s not unusual

New York Yankee centerfielder Mickey Rivers once said, “It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.”Arct...

February 6th, 2019 |  


A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods

I had gone for a walk in the woods, but soon was lost. “This is odd,” I thought to myself. “I know these woods like the back of my h...

February 5th, 2019 |