Just a day on the diamond

Just a day on the diamond

A couple days ago I received a text message asking if I’d be interested in officiating some youth basketball games this season. Having officiate...

October 21st, 2016 |  


Our View: Endorsements

Our View: Endorsements

Today, The Times-Gazette editorial board offers its endorsements in several contested races, as well as our recommendations on the two countywide addi...

October 21st, 2016 updated: October 21st, 2016. |  


Sad loss; Trump; monsters; aliases

Sad loss; Trump; monsters; aliases

This and that this week…Rest in peace, Mr. CreightonVernon Creighton lost his life last week in a farm accident in Brown County. Mr. Creighton w...

October 17th, 2016 updated: October 17th, 2016. |  



The American consensus: Lives matter

The American consensus: Lives matter

When it comes to issues dealing with abortion, most Americans group themselves into one of two opposite camps: pro-life or pro-choice. But according t...

October 14th, 2016 |  


Trump should thank Bill Clinton

Trump should thank Bill Clinton

If he hasn’t already done so, Donald Trump should place a call to Bill Clinton and say, “Thank you.” Trump should also send thank yo...

October 10th, 2016 |  


Did it shrink or did I grow?

Did it shrink or did I grow?

It’s intriguing how perceptions changes as we age. When I was in the sixth grade a teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. My res...

October 7th, 2016 updated: October 7th, 2016. |  


It’s time to stop clowning around

It’s time to stop clowning around

I mean, you probably already already know this by now, though … I mean, you have been watching the presidential and vice presidential debates, r...

October 7th, 2016 |  


The basement blogger’s day is here

The basement blogger’s day is here

After the first presidential debate, Donald Trump relentlessly touted - as he did throughout the Republican primaries - his status as the winner of vi...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Flipping through the pages of time

Flipping through the pages of time

Many years ago when I was a sports editor for this paper I found myself with a little extra time during the summer months. We were a two-day-a-week pa...

September 30th, 2016 |  


The folk of Walton’s Mountain

The folk of Walton’s Mountain

The rain splashed against the windshield as we passed the green fields and high mountain ridges a few miles from our new home in Staunton, Va. We slow...

September 29th, 2016 |