Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Always a home in Highland County

Always a home in Highland County

I’ve tried for a long time to put into words how I feel about Highland County. What is it like? What does it represent? What would the world, my...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Saluting all dads, especially mine

Saluting all dads, especially mine

My sister, brother and I lost our father when we were quite young, and now he’s been gone for nearly as long as he lived on this earth. While it...

June 10th, 2019 |  



Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Have you hugged your dad today? Yeah, it’s corny, but just do it. I can’t.Dad died in his sleep one afternoon in 2007. He told Mom he didn...

June 8th, 2019 |  


Expecting the impossible

Expecting the impossible

Over the last few weeks, local news articles have been reporting on school treasurers presenting the state mandated five-year financial forecasts to t...

June 6th, 2019 |  


He just wanted to belong

He just wanted to belong

A woodworker in our town had a little sign posted on his wall that said, “No job too large. No job too small.”The same philosophy served m...

June 5th, 2019 |  


Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well

Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well

It was time. When we got there, I asked Dr. Mills how old the old boy was.Let me look, his assistant said, checking something on the body. Twenty-eigh...

June 4th, 2019 |  


I would love to hear their story

The year 2016 was a tough one. On March 11 at 11:15 a.m. our sister Olive went to be with the Lord. On April 24 at 9 a.m. our brother Ira went to heav...

June 4th, 2019 |  


He who wears the pants

He who wears the pants

I grew up in a time when men were men and women were women, and I suppose I received a strong helping of “machoism” that has not always se...

June 3rd, 2019 |  


Congrats, grads … here’s some advice

Congrats, grads … here’s some advice

Congratulations, graduating class of 2019:I never got a chance to give a speech at my own high school graduation, but I was close. Had 138 other membe...

May 30th, 2019 |