Will the circle be unbroken

Will the circle be unbroken

It is only a six-foot circle of wood.The rough piece of old oak from the rural Clinch Mountains of Tennessee had called a historic church in Nashville...

November 14th, 2018 |  


When science becomes a crime

When science becomes a crime

On May 11, 2004, Dr. Steven Kurtz’s wife died of a heart attack.Dr. Kurtz was a professor at the University of Buffalo who also dabbled in uniqu...

November 13th, 2018 |  


You are really stupid

You are really stupid

I was approached by a friend at a local restaurant recently who had a question regarding the subject matter I write about. His question, posed with th...

November 12th, 2018 |  



New column from an old friend

New column from an old friend

In Friday’s print edition of The Times-Gazette, we introduced a new feature. It’s an advice column from local real estate agent Randy Butl...

November 12th, 2018 |  


My brief, ill-fated political career

My brief, ill-fated political career

I had a lot of bad ideas in college.Many of them came about after a night of imbibing.Most of them were ill-fated attempts to impress a girl.All of th...

November 8th, 2018 |  


Attack of the Crosswick Monster

Attack of the Crosswick Monster

Crosswick, Ohio is a quiet village. Located just on the outskirts of Waynesville, Crosswick is paper town, a planned development that never quite took...

November 7th, 2018 |  


How dogs perceive the world

How dogs perceive the world

“Dog training affirms that his natural instincts and skills can be encouraged and developed,” Unknown.In my early years as a dog trainer, ...

November 6th, 2018 |  


New chapter for a radio legend

New chapter for a radio legend

The late, great Walter Brennan related in his 1962 musical release “Old Rivers:” “How old was I when I first seen Old Rivers? I can&...

November 5th, 2018 |  


Halloween: Made for tricks and treats

Halloween: Made for tricks and treats

While one of our reporters was chatting with me on Halloween, I noticed that his attire had a western look to it. It is not uncommon for him to wear c...

November 2nd, 2018 |  


Boots too big for my feet

Boots too big for my feet

I was sitting in my office last week winding down the day and getting things ready for the new day ahead. It was nearing closing time and I began thin...

November 1st, 2018 |