Where could that thing be?

Where could that thing be?

Running, or more accurately slowly jogging, up and down a basketball court while officiating some youth games on a recent Saturday I caught a familiar...

December 1st, 2017 |  


We remember Lee Hendee

We remember Lee Hendee

Is Seneca Falls, New York, the inspiration for Bedford Falls, the fictional mill town setting for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Cap...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Can’t afford Christmas? You’re not alone

Can’t afford Christmas? You’re not alone

A friend posted on social media that her family cannot afford a Christmas tree, and feeling depressed, said she cannot afford Christmas this year. Ano...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  



The Hounds of the Road

The Hounds of the Road

Natural Bridge is nestled in the mountains and rests within a gorge in Rockbridge County, Va. It’s midway between Lexington and Roanoke, and har...

November 28th, 2017 updated: November 28th, 2017. |  


A forward-looking project that’s already paying dividends

A forward-looking project that’s already paying dividends

A great example of a forward-looking project that originally brought ridicule but is already proving its worth is the Hobart-Carl Smith Drive road.The...

November 27th, 2017 updated: November 27th, 2017. |  


An open letter on suffering, giving

An open letter on suffering, giving

This report I read recently sent a chill down my spine.A video published by CNN appeared to depict a slave auction in Libya, where migrants fleeing co...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Be grateful, even with challenges

Be grateful, even with challenges

There are some moments when it is easy to feel immensely grateful.For me, I think of the day, four years ago, when my son Brad Jr. was born. Or when I...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Happy Thanksgiving as we pause to count our blessings

Happy Thanksgiving as we pause to count our blessings

In a chaotic world too often filled with acrimony, extreme partisanship, political battle lines and threats to our security — nationally, intern...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Her vote didn’t count, but it represents hope for Hillsboro

Her vote didn’t count, but it represents hope for Hillsboro

Thank you, Isabelle Bourne. You represent hope for the future of Hillsboro.Isabelle is the student representative on the Hillsboro City Schools Board ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


We honor our veterans with music

We honor our veterans with music

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones reminded us that “Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, ...

November 17th, 2017 |