City’s biggest eyesore needs to go

City’s biggest eyesore needs to go

For the past couple months there has been much debate in Hillsboro about the plight of some buildings in the 100 block of West Main Street. First, for...

August 16th, 2019 |  


‘The world’s best son’

‘The world’s best son’

The Pony House Saloon opened in Dayton in 1882 at Fourth and Jefferson streets in a downtown full of dusty horses and thirsty men.Known for its whiske...

August 14th, 2019 |  


What a mess we have on our hands

What a mess we have on our hands

I am writing this just a couple of days after the recent mass murders in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton. Although random massacres like this seem to b...

August 13th, 2019 |  



Time for self-examination

Time for self-examination

It was brought to my attention over the weekend that in the craziness of day to day life we tend to take important things for granted. Things that you...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

I came home from the eye doctor a few days ago, and my phone buzzed.I pulled it out and realized something terrifying: I couldn’t read.My eyes w...

August 9th, 2019 |  


Church in the lonesome pines

Church in the lonesome pines

My wife’s late mother, Margaret Whitt Freeman, grew up in southwest Virginia not far from the Clinch Mountains, where the air is pure, the strea...

August 7th, 2019 |  


We have to do something, right?

We have to do something, right?

I would wager that you were horrified when you read about the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Only a maniac could condone the taking of i...

August 6th, 2019 |  


Aging is not for the weak

Aging is not for the weak

It seems we do everything to live longer. We try to eat right (I’m lying), we exercise (still lying), and go to the doctor regularly (when force...

August 5th, 2019 |  


Challenge yourself, and find common ground

Fifty-two years ago, Captain told Cool Hand Luke, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate,” one of the silver screen’s ...

August 1st, 2019 |  


Which path will your student take?

Which path will your student take?

“All roads lead to Rome,” according to the medieval proverb. That is, travelers can take a variety of paths and all end up at the same pla...

August 1st, 2019 |