The battle was over ballots

The battle was over ballots

A road trip with my late brother, Jim, was always an adventure, and usually not uneventful.He was an ideal traveling companion — fun loving, fun...

April 11th, 2018 |  


A few things about autism

A few things about autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Earlier last week was World Autism Awareness Day.My awareness of autism spectrum disorder is not limited to ...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Satan and his minions plan the apocalypse

Satan and his minions plan the apocalypse

The following column originally appeared June 26, 2012.“The time has arrived for us to bring about the final destruction of the world,” Sa...

April 9th, 2018 |  



He speaks in the seasons

He speaks in the seasons

Of all the voices the Almighty uses to speak to his children, I find the changing seasons to be one of the most subtle and holy.There is warmth and li...

April 6th, 2018 |  


Everyone can skate, but can you?

Everyone can skate, but can you?

“Do you think I can skate?” I asked the burley man with the big smile standing inside Roller Haven’s skate storeroom.“Everyone...

April 4th, 2018 |  


There are two ways to be an auditor. This way works best.

There are two ways to be an auditor. This way works best.

Serving as an elected auditor of a municipality or county can be a peaceful, low-stress job.You have clerks who handle the bulk of the day-to-day acti...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


I am part of the problem

What a strange week I have had. I was sitting down for lunch in my office at the health department, eating some left over ribeye steak (the best cut o...

March 27th, 2018 |  


In Hastings demo case, the truth finally gets a boot on

In Hastings demo case, the truth finally gets a boot on

I have suggested to Drew Hastings more than once in recent months that he should resign as mayor of Hillsboro — not because he’s not a goo...

March 26th, 2018 updated: March 26th, 2018. |  


Some advice for the seniors

Some advice for the seniors

I’m sorry, seniors, but your time is rapidly coming to an end.(Don’t worry … I’m talking about seniors in high school, not sen...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

June 30, 2001, the day Chet Atkins died, was a sad day in Nashville, Tenn. The headline in Music City whispered, “Guitars Gently Weep as Nashvil...

March 21st, 2018 |