Pooling our brains to beat the heat

Pooling our brains to beat the heat

I know everyone’s tired of the heatwave we’ve had in the region much of this summer.For me, though, I’m kind of glad to see it linge...

July 25th, 2019 |  


Sleeping at the foot of the bed

Sleeping at the foot of the bed

Little Jimmy Dickens, the late classic country music star from Bolt, W.Va., sang old-style country music since the beginning of that genre as we know ...

July 24th, 2019 |  


Is your child experiencing the summer slide?

Is your child experiencing the summer slide?

July seems to be an appropriate month to write about what we in education call “the summer slide.” This term refers to the widely held per...

July 23rd, 2019 |  



The music sounds different

The music sounds different

Recently, I put a radio station (www.HerbDayRadio.com) on the air playing ‘50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music. Not a...

July 22nd, 2019 |  


Importance of play in a child’s life

Importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 19th, 2019 |  


Ignorance of law should be an excuse

Ignorance of law should be an excuse

Not even the federal government knows how many criminal statutes exist. Seriously. The last time anyone tried to count them was in 1982 when the Depar...

July 18th, 2019 |  


A tinge, twinge and a singe

A tinge, twinge and a singe

As a practical joker myself, I know revenge can be sweet. Several names of friends, the usual suspects, crossed my mind when I opened our mailbox rece...

July 17th, 2019 |  


New holiday will hang the moon

New holiday will hang the moon

It’s time to give our national holidays an upgrade. Let’s make July 20 Moonwalk Day.July 20 is, of course, the day that man first walked o...

July 16th, 2019 |  


Live life to the fullest

Live life to the fullest

This past Sunday, Mike Brown, pastor at Southside Praise and Worship Center in Hillsboro, taught on living life to its fullest. Believe me, this is a ...

July 15th, 2019 updated: July 16th, 2019. |  


It was the summer of ‘82

It was the summer of ‘82

As I was talking to longtime local radio personality Herb Day this week about the new online radio station he has created, something he said especiall...

July 12th, 2019 |