Glimpses of America, 1957

Glimpses of America, 1957

A couple of years ago, one of my sweet and gentle readers, Mary Crider, gave me a large stack of my favorite childhood magazine, Sports Illustrated, m...

January 21st, 2022 |  


The downfall of too much silence

The downfall of too much silence

I’ve always felt I do my best work with a crowd behind me.For the first decade in my career, I covered sports. It seemed like my finest stories ...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Drew Hastings publishes memoir

Drew Hastings publishes memoir

Former Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings has self-published through Caleb Hill Press “Chasing Drew Hastings, A Memoir”, a collection of person...

January 19th, 2022 |  



Inflation pandemic in 2022?

Inflation pandemic in 2022?

The news that the United States experienced an inflation rate of 7 percent over the past year was eye-opening. Layered over with the pandemic effects ...

January 18th, 2022 |  


You can never get enough broccoli

You can never get enough broccoli

“I bought more broccoli because I knew you were coming,” my mother informed me.You can never get enough broccoli, that is my belief.I am l...

January 17th, 2022 |  


One was in our kitchen and one was on the landing at the top of the stairs in my parents home when I was growing up. They were stationed on the wall a...

January 13th, 2022 |  


Help wanted on the homefront

Help wanted on the homefront

There are jobs posted, if only someone wants to do the work.Yet every week, they remain unfilled. The boss has to do it himself, or his boss has to do...

January 12th, 2022 |  


Putin plans to upend U.S. leadership

Putin plans to upend U.S. leadership

Simply put, Vladimir Putin’s plan is to reconstitute the former republics of the USSR that formed the buffer zone between the western democracie...

January 11th, 2022 |  


‘You look like a car wash’

‘You look like a car wash’

I was excited to wear my new dress.It was slimming, I thought, all black and covered with flounces from the neckline to the hemline. I wore it with hi...

January 10th, 2022 |  


Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

Several times this past weekend we heard people discussing everything they hated about 2021 and what hopeful things they are anticipating about 2022.I...

January 6th, 2022 |