Trump and the trouble with labels

Trump and the trouble with labels

Donald Trump’s sustained momentum in the Republican primary race for president brings with it criticism from some conservatives – the ones...

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  


Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Here’s the good news: We live in a world of differences.Everywhere we go and every person we meet has their own unique histories and passions. P...

August 26th, 2015 |  


I’m rethinking people labels

I’m rethinking people labels

As I drove along the rain-soaked pavement of Petersburg Pike on my way to work a few weeks ago I was listening to a CD created by someone I am acquain...

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  



The case of the ringing cell phone

The case of the ringing cell phone

When Rocky Coss admitted that he had personally, if inadvertently, violated his strict rule against cell phones going off while his Highland County Co...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Humor in the unexpected

Humor in the unexpected

“Expect the unexpected” is an adage so jarringly accurate, it might as well be the cardinal rule for being alive.Because, whether we like ...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Wicked cool in every sense, almost

Wicked cool in every sense, almost

No matter how much a person likes what they do for a living, it’s not easy to return to the grind after a good break.Over nearly two weeks, I di...

August 18th, 2015 |  


This will only take an hour, promise

This will only take an hour, promise

Most of you have heard of Robert’s Rules of Order, the universally accepted guidelines of parliamentary procedure for conducting meetings.Today ...

August 17th, 2015 |  


Slow down and just wait

Slow down and just wait

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Disney movies.And yes, anyone who knows me well would say that’s not surprising. After all, my fami...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Radar, mum, peep, and toot

Radar, mum, peep, and toot

Radar, mum, peep, and toot are all examples of palindromic words. While fun, attempting to construct something that is the same forward and backward c...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Otworth’s vision drives new road

Otworth’s vision drives new road

A major joint project by the county of Highland and the city of Hillsboro is rapidly nearing completion, and it shows what can be accomplished when ev...

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |