Baby, it really was cold outside

Baby, it really was cold outside

The current controversy over the 1944 Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” reminds me of a time many years ago when a snowsto...

December 19th, 2018 |  


A Christmas season miracle?

It was a typical Thursday morning as my son and I turned the corner near my sister and brother-in-law’s farm on our way home. We had running aro...

December 18th, 2018 |  


Yearlong practice of regifting

Yearlong practice of regifting

RegiftingHerb DayI have known about the art of regifting ever since I tried to take a bit of Aunt Mildred’s fruit cake when I was a child. I los...

December 17th, 2018 |  



Everything a dog should be

Everything a dog should be

It has often been said that a dog is a man’s best friend. That does not hold true in my household, at least from my point of view. Currently, we...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Lesson from ‘The Greatest Generation’

Lesson from ‘The Greatest Generation’

As I watched the moving tributes heaped upon former President George Herbert Walker Bush (aka “41”) after his recent passing, I was not su...

December 13th, 2018 |  


The old mill and its Beams

The old mill and its Beams

Years ago, many people referred to R 134 North as Port William Pike, the gentle winding highway that meanders from Wilmington to Port William.The high...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Reflections on Christmas season

Reflections on Christmas season

Frigid temperatures and endless commercials and advertisements tempting us to max out our credit cards before the great deals pass us by are just subt...

December 11th, 2018 |  


Where did we get sidetracked?

Where did we get sidetracked?

It seems rather odd, I often think, that despite all the measures taken to ensure our safety these days, we are probably more at risk now than we have...

December 7th, 2018 |  


A short life worth long remembering

A short life worth long remembering

Most of us will spend our entire lives attempting to accomplish some sort of deed or deeds that will have people talking about us long after our time ...

December 6th, 2018 |  


Will Amazon in Wilmington help Highland County?

Will Amazon in Wilmington help Highland County?

When my family and I moved to Leesburg a few years ago, I remember being outside one night and looking straight up into the sky. It was amazing. Now, ...

December 6th, 2018 |