Opportunity is the enemy of poverty

Opportunity is the enemy of poverty

Back in 1931, historian James Truslow Adams endowed us with our first definition of what we call “the American Dream.” He wrote: “Th...

July 23rd, 2018 |  


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 |