New holiday will hang the moon

New holiday will hang the moon

It’s time to give our national holidays an upgrade. Let’s make July 20 Moonwalk Day.July 20 is, of course, the day that man first walked o...

July 16th, 2019 |  


Live life to the fullest

Live life to the fullest

This past Sunday, Mike Brown, pastor at Southside Praise and Worship Center in Hillsboro, taught on living life to its fullest. Believe me, this is a ...

July 15th, 2019 updated: July 16th, 2019. |  


It was the summer of ‘82

It was the summer of ‘82

As I was talking to longtime local radio personality Herb Day this week about the new online radio station he has created, something he said especiall...

July 12th, 2019 |  



Flipping through a lifetime of clips

Flipping through a lifetime of clips

(This column brought to you by scissors.)Here’s something we should do more: Thank you for reading our newspaper.We also appreciate you reading ...

July 11th, 2019 |  


We’re never too far from Galway Bay

We’re never too far from Galway Bay

The irrepressible nature of the sea has handed down seafaring lore, each one as curious as the next.Hank Snow, the classic country music star, was bor...

July 10th, 2019 |  


Braiding hair minus license is a crime

Braiding hair minus license is a crime

There are far too many laws in our nation. Sometimes these laws are the result of sensible legislation born from public need. More often our laws are ...

July 9th, 2019 |  


To be one with technology

To be one with technology

For the last 20 years or so, I have been aware that technology may be leaving my ability to grasp its full meaning behind. However, with each passing ...

July 8th, 2019 |  


Pee, paddings and ‘where?’

Pee, paddings and ‘where?’

If it happened to you, would you tell your classmates, decades after the fact, how a teacher made you wet your pants in the sixth grade?My 40-year cla...

July 5th, 2019 |  


Watch: Running down a dream

Watch: Running down a dream

Each year, a few days after my birthday I undergo my annual physical, a procedure that produces the usual bit of apprehension.I’m always relieve...

July 4th, 2019 |  


Working to maintain our freedom

Working to maintain our freedom

We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.” Our 1...

July 2nd, 2019 |