Why did he make me tell?

Why did he make me tell?

There are many tools educators have at their disposal to effectively educate, and in the days when I attended school one of them was a paddle.I rememb...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Police danced in a honky-tonk

Police danced in a honky-tonk

“Why don’t we get something to eat and then stop over at the Country Palace? It will give us an opportunity to chill and relax,” the...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Lynchburg’s John Burton lived a lifetime of kindness

Lynchburg’s John Burton lived a lifetime of kindness

Back when I was a kid following my father to “old men’s” basketball games, and approaching the age of playing organized hoops myself...

July 13th, 2018 |  



Never leave your wife at a truck stop

Never leave your wife at a truck stop

“Florian and Myrtle Krebsbach left for Minneapolis and the clinic because Myrtle was pretty sure she had cancer,” wrote Garrison Keillor.F...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Now it’s time to say goodbye

Now it’s time to say goodbye

Some parting thoughts…My final day here is Friday, having taken on a new challenge in county government.I’m glad I was able to be here for...

July 9th, 2018 updated: July 9th, 2018. |  


Slow down and enjoy independence

Slow down and enjoy independence

“The road of life is never without trials and tribulations,” a fellow with a man-bun shouted one time from the middle of a crowd of people...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Ready to tackle a new challenge

Ready to tackle a new challenge

On Monday, the Highland County Republican Central Committee voted to appoint me to the county board of commissioners to replace Shane Wilkin.In separa...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


I spent a lifetime getting here

I spent a lifetime getting here

I spent the first 25 years of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.Turns out, however, there weren’t too many ladies out there looki...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


A friend or a snack? When dogs collide

A friend or a snack? When dogs collide

Lora and I hosted a family cookout Friday evening, ostensibly to celebrate the one-year anniversary of adopting our dog, Paisley, but also to try out ...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


History of Highland Co., part II

History of Highland Co., part II

Last week I started a column about the early history of some Highland County settlements. Information for the column came from a book shared by local ...

June 29th, 2018 |