Never a fan of horror movies

Never a fan of horror movies

It’s the season for all things scary and I found myself wondering how many people are actually looking for more things to frighten them this yea...

October 26th, 2020 |  


Welcome to our ‘forever family’

Welcome to our ‘forever family’

You seem confused with all this talk about becoming a family lately.I get it. To you — and to us — we became a family when you moved into ...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Social media and sentimental journeys

Social media and sentimental journeys

Of course, there are certain things that change about us as we age, both physically and emotionally. Physically, for instance, I can no longer sit cro...

October 22nd, 2020 |  



Leesburg library naming room for Rebecca Howard

To the editor:As many of you may know, the Leesburg Branch Library lost an invaluable member of our team, Rebecca Anne Howard (“Miss Becky or si...

October 22nd, 2020 |  


I happened to land on 1949

I happened to land on 1949

For any of you that saw me entering the library a couple of weeks ago, no there was no emergency. I went in on my own accord. I can count on one hand ...

October 21st, 2020 |  


COVID-19: A Hiroshima-Nagasaki death toll

COVID-19: A Hiroshima-Nagasaki death toll

Covid-19 again, and yet I was stunned by this statistic: We have had more COVID-19 deaths in America than the total number who died as a result of the...

October 20th, 2020 |  


Appreciating the small and quiet things

Appreciating the small and quiet things

“I’m hunkering down,” Rebecca told me.I know what she means. My friend, Rebecca, just returned from a road trip she made after a lot...

October 19th, 2020 |  


Sometimes I don’t understand

Sometimes I don’t understand

Sometimes I can’t help but wonder what swirls around in people’s minds.Earlier this year the city of Hillsboro unveiled a beautiful gift &...

October 16th, 2020 |  


Tough times for huggers and kissers

Tough times for huggers and kissers

For variety sake during recent times traveling my work roads, I’ll take a Sirius-XM jump from my usual sports-squawk stations to a country stati...

October 15th, 2020 updated: October 15th, 2020. |  


Spelling your way out of a competition

Spelling your way out of a competition

My 12-year-old daughter, the one who is nearly my height and much better at basketball than anyone in our family, was angry as she walked away from th...

October 14th, 2020 |