Spending a day at Old River

Spending a day at Old River

Last Saturday evening, my wife Brenda and I drove to Dayton to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, the Pine Club.Unfortunately, we arrived...

June 19th, 2019 |  


So long, and thanks for reading

So long, and thanks for reading

In this newspaper, on these pages, I’ve written about some of my most difficult moments in life.I’ve grown up in these very pages, from a ...

June 18th, 2019 |  


On the subject of moving…

On the subject of moving…

There are few things in life that bring me the joy that I find in moving all my possessions from one location to another. Among that list are root can...

June 17th, 2019 |  



The swing chains tell a story

The swing chains tell a story

As I was walking to the post office the other day an acquaintance stopped me and asked if I was done writing articles for the newspaper. I told her it...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Always a home in Highland County

Always a home in Highland County

I’ve tried for a long time to put into words how I feel about Highland County. What is it like? What does it represent? What would the world, my...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Saluting all dads, especially mine

Saluting all dads, especially mine

My sister, brother and I lost our father when we were quite young, and now he’s been gone for nearly as long as he lived on this earth. While it...

June 10th, 2019 |  


Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Have you hugged your dad today? Yeah, it’s corny, but just do it. I can’t.Dad died in his sleep one afternoon in 2007. He told Mom he didn...

June 8th, 2019 |  


Expecting the impossible

Expecting the impossible

Over the last few weeks, local news articles have been reporting on school treasurers presenting the state mandated five-year financial forecasts to t...

June 6th, 2019 |  


He just wanted to belong

He just wanted to belong

A woodworker in our town had a little sign posted on his wall that said, “No job too large. No job too small.”The same philosophy served m...

June 5th, 2019 |