Kids say the darndest things

Kids say the darndest things

I’ve always heard the phrase “out of the mouths of babes,” but I was reminded of the truth it holds during a recent Wednesday evenin...

January 13th, 2020 |  


Could we borrow an egg?

Could we borrow an egg?

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and more nostalgic. Maybe it’s because I live in a more rural area now and neighbors’ hom...

January 10th, 2020 |  


A little courtesy goes a long way

A little courtesy goes a long way

Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read this column.Whew, that wasn’t so bad, was it?For some reason, typing that first paragraph ha...

January 9th, 2020 |  



Get ready — it really is winter

Get ready — it really is winter

Back in November, I wore a winter coat because it was cold outside.Since then, it has been around 45 degrees almost every day. I wore a light sweater ...

January 8th, 2020 |  


Double-digit years, 1919 to 2020

Double-digit years, 1919 to 2020

Of course, of all the truisms one realizes as the years roll by, it’s the “don’t blink” admonition in that Kenny Chesney song ...

January 7th, 2020 |  


The fleecing of the flock

The fleecing of the flock

Each Sunday morning just before morning worship at our church, the children march around and through the congregation to the tune of Father Abraham, c...

January 6th, 2020 |  


I guess it’s time to let it go

I guess it’s time to let it go

I know I should be moving on into the new year, but I just can’t quite let go of 2019 yet. Specifically, I seem unable to file into the past the...

January 3rd, 2020 |  


Lies, lies and more lies

Lies, lies and more lies

As a former school superintendent, one of my most important, difficult and frustrating responsibilities was trying to stay abreast of state and federa...

January 2nd, 2020 |  


Trains: A blessing or annoyance?

Trains: A blessing or annoyance?

When I drive to work, I am delayed from time to time by a train traveling north or south through the small city where I live.Do I get impatient, wish ...

December 31st, 2019 |  


A wish for the new year

A wish for the new year

As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I can take from my experie...

December 30th, 2019 |