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Iron Chef contest focuses on pizza

March 13, 2016 Who would have known that so many delicious dishes could be made from pizza? When I learned I would be judging the Iron Chef Contest with pizza as the main ingredient, I was excited about what I... more »»

The family has gone to the birds

March 12, 2016 The Long Suffering Husband texted me: “Bird got in the house today. more »»

It’s a presidential election, not reality TV

March 6, 2016 This is the true story, of a bunch of politicians who chose to run for president in the modern-day world of 24-hour news cycles and social media. more »»

Symptoms of the Endemic Church

March 6, 2016 Jesus said, “People honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. more »»

Leading the fight against substance abuse

March 6, 2016 Earlier this week, I was pleased to announce the latest round of funding to establish new and expand existing substance abuse treatment services in West Virginia. more »»

Why winter projects were left undone

March 6, 2016 I typically think of winter as a time to do indoor projects I’m not inclined to do in the summer because I’m outdoors. That way winter goes by quickly, and I feel really good about myself. more »»

We all can stand words of inspiration

March 6, 2016 Needing to dissolve a cough drop in my mouth now and then for a cough that refuses to go away, much like that little green mucus guy on television, I unwrapped one and found inspirational messages o... more »»

It has been an incredibly long week

March 5, 2016 I’m ready to throw in the towel on this week, and it is only Thursday morning as I write this. It has just been one hit after another, and I’m on the ropes and reeling. more »»

A look at the world from a different angle

February 28, 2016 Imagine, just for a moment, that representatives from an other-planetary civilization were to visit the Earth. more »»

Watch the use of ‘preacher speak’

February 28, 2016 Maybe I'm the only one who has this issue: At times I have been to see one of my doctors, they explain to me, my blood work, MRI or whatever else they have run on me, only to talk to me in what I... more »»

‘Museum’ curator vs. ‘Me-Me-Me Queen’

February 28, 2016 Never mind all these political debates on television during this presidential election year. We have husband-and-wife-issue debates in our living room all the time. more »»

Getting ready for a lion or a lamb

February 28, 2016 March will be here on Tuesday. more »»

Maybe I couldn’t survive the apocalypse

February 27, 2016 I have spent what is probably too much time thinking about post-apocalyptic living. Until recently, I was convinced I would be wonderful at it. more »»

If we build — and support — it, they will come

February 21, 2016 It’s a long road to see any kind of change in a community, especially one which relied so heavily on one particular group or business for much of its histor. more »»

A lifetime of victorious celebrations!

February 21, 2016 For NASCAR fans, today is the biggest race of the year! It's the running of the Daytona 500 and the start of the new NASCAR season. more »»

Working together to combat substance abuse

February 21, 2016 Substance abuse is one of the greatest struggles our state has ever faced, and it is destroying the lives of far too many of our family members, friends and neighbors. more »»

The message center near the coffee pot

February 21, 2016 I scribbled the note and put it next to the coffee pot before I left for work. more »»

Of snow, Valentines and clotheslines

February 21, 2016 It was a better day than expected for Valentine’s Day. more »»

There is no yogurt conspiracy

February 20, 2016 I've written columns my parents haven't been enthusastic about. more »»

It’s getting close to budget time in government

February 14, 2016 In West Virginia, municipalities have until the end of March to prepare and submit their budgets to the state. more »»

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