The one thing America needs this Christmas

The one thing America needs this Christmas

When I first joined the United States Army Reserve in 1998, Bill Clinton was president of the United States. I didn’t vote for Bill Clinton, but...

December 23rd, 2019 updated: December 23rd, 2019. |  


Have a very merry Christmas

Have a very merry Christmas

Sometime not long after Thanksgiving, the sounds of Andy Williams Christmas songs would fill my childhood home daily, and the house would smell of the...

December 20th, 2019 |  


End rationing of ‘Merry Christmas’

End rationing of ‘Merry Christmas’

The conversation with an old friend, who I see about once a week, was coming to a close.“Hey, if I don’t see you before Dec. 25, Merry Chr...

December 19th, 2019 |  



Not everyone is so lucky

Not everyone is so lucky

I didn’t know Sherry Walls, the mother and daughter and beloved friend who lost her life last Friday, but as the person who handles most of the ...

December 18th, 2019 |  


Good luck to those who follow

Good luck to those who follow

If it had been aired to a large local audience, there no doubt would have been shouts of relief and sighs of regret when Mayor Drew Hastings gave his ...

December 18th, 2019 |  


The Bella Chronicles: Grand theft

The Bella Chronicles: Grand theft

Bella Blu was born Aug. 17, 2013 to beautiful chocolate lab parents in Adams County and has been a part of our home, The B Home, since she was 5 weeks...

December 17th, 2019 |  


Good luck to those who follow

Good luck to those who follow

If it had been aired to a large local audience, there no doubt would have been shouts of relief and sighs of regret when Mayor Draw Hastings gave his ...

December 13th, 2019 |  


Find and emphasize the good

Find and emphasize the good

My fraternity brother at the University of Michigan was dying from diabetes, having already endured a series of minor amputations. But Art loved music...

December 12th, 2019 |  


Dreaming of an old Facebook post

Dreaming of an old Facebook post

Lately I’ve been living in the past a bit on Facebook.I’m a sucker for looking through the memories that pop up in the “On This Day&...

December 11th, 2019 |  


Still standing in amazement

Still standing in amazement

Through the years I’ve had many people tell me I had an “old soul.” It took me a while to figure out what that meant, but as the yea...

December 10th, 2019 |