‘An awful lot of cheese’

‘An awful lot of cheese’

My husband, Peter, likes buying in bulk.Peter hates paying shipping fees. He never wants to run out of anything and he loves a bargain. This is why we...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Goose bumps after 40 years

Goose bumps after 40 years

Forty years past, and the memories are still vivid.I do not remember exactly where I was on Feb. 22, 1980, but I remember practically holding my breat...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Three thoughts on gun control

Three thoughts on gun control

They came.They talked.And they disagreed.That pretty much sums up the conversation about gun control that took place during the annual Associated Pres...

February 20th, 2020 |  



Patience young grasshopper

Patience young grasshopper

Writing isn’t something that I ever thought I would enjoy. I was just a sub-par English student throughout my school years. Grammar was always m...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Not sure it’s been a bad thing

Not sure it’s been a bad thing

The roof fell in on the church I started attending.The collapse occurred after I’d been coming only a couple of weeks. While I have not always b...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Humbled by a guitar master

Humbled by a guitar master

When it comes time to regenerate, I usually head south. Nashville or the Smokeys are my usual destinations. Last weekend we headed to Nashville. It ha...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Treacherous tourney trails

Treacherous tourney trails

It is that time of year when you start smelling dead skunks on the road, and to me, that means high school basketball tournament time has arrived. It ...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Do you choose life or death?

The next election will not be about Democrats or Republicans. It will be about YOU, the voter.At the ballot box, you will make an important decision. ...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Posts paint wrong picture of human trafficking

Posts paint wrong picture of human trafficking

We’ve all seen the viral social media posts. A Facebook member sees a “strange man” sitting in a van in the mall parking lot and tak...

February 13th, 2020 |  


Even if it is for chocolate

Even if it is for chocolate

This story is based upon a true story, but some facts may or may not have been exaggerated for emphasis.It was a normal day at the office. February wa...

February 12th, 2020 |