Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 27th, 2019 |  


The bonds of friendship

The bonds of friendship

John Patton and I have been friends for 60 years, a friendship fashioned through our mutual love of sports.We were teammates on the 1963 Wilmington Hu...

June 26th, 2019 |  


A playlist for your rainy days

A playlist for your rainy days

Here’s a drop of odd information for your day: I collect earworms.Don’t be grossed out. Earworm is a term for songs or snippets of songs t...

June 25th, 2019 |  



The helplessness of man

The helplessness of man

Since the dawning of time it has been man who slayed the dragons, planted, cultivated and harvested the crop to provide for the family. It has been ma...

June 24th, 2019 |  


A tale of two young men

A tale of two young men

This column was supposed to be about David Wright, for the past year our assistant editor here at The Times-Gazette, and his announcement two weeks ag...

June 21st, 2019 |  


When science and life don’t mesh

When science and life don’t mesh

This article is going to betray my age, and it will probably betray yours, too. If you are in your sixties or older, the story that follows may elicit...

June 20th, 2019 |  


Spending a day at Old River

Spending a day at Old River

Last Saturday evening, my wife Brenda and I drove to Dayton to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, the Pine Club.Unfortunately, we arrived...

June 19th, 2019 |  


So long, and thanks for reading

So long, and thanks for reading

In this newspaper, on these pages, I’ve written about some of my most difficult moments in life.I’ve grown up in these very pages, from a ...

June 18th, 2019 |  


On the subject of moving…

On the subject of moving…

There are few things in life that bring me the joy that I find in moving all my possessions from one location to another. Among that list are root can...

June 17th, 2019 |  


The swing chains tell a story

The swing chains tell a story

As I was walking to the post office the other day an acquaintance stopped me and asked if I was done writing articles for the newspaper. I told her it...

June 13th, 2019 |