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All spun out from the amusement park

August 15, 2015 I don’t ride amusements that spin. I will ride things that rotate — the carousel and the turtle are fine. But I won’t ride anything that spins. This is a rule. more »»

Focus on all the important things first

August 9, 2015 There have been many thoughts swirling around in my brain this past week, much of it focused around family and other loved ones. more »»

Of odds and ends in the grocery cart

August 9, 2015 When the kids were little, and we’d all go grocery shopping as one big moderately happy consumer family, it wasn’t unusual for unexpected odds and ends to wind up in the shopping cart. more »»

Vacation fun in North Myrtle Beach

August 9, 2015 Time goes by fast when you’re having fun. I have heard this many times and experienced it just as many times. more »»

Cleaning the cats and the house

August 8, 2015 Something to consider if you ever get a white cat: The dirt shows. Now, I’m not sure how often I’m supposed to scrub these animals, but I lean on the side of not too often. more »»

The nation has every right to be angry

August 2, 2015 We have some interesting debates in our newsroom. more »»

Development education reform, a key to success

August 2, 2015 During my time as Senate President and now, as your Governor, I have made it a priority to improve our state's business climate and to strengthen and grow West Virginia's workforce to meet the... more »»

A week of embarrassing moments

August 2, 2015 I love that one song by the Doobie Brothers — “Listen to the Music.” It’s one of those feel-good songs that always makes me happy. more »»

The exciting world of lawn care

August 1, 2015 The Long Suffering Husband and our Little Professor took themselves off to Boy Scout camp, which is all well and good. more »»

It’s an ever-changing business

July 26, 2015 The business of journalism is constantly changing, experiencing shrinking staffs, adapting to new technologies and often having to change the way we do things to get our products delivered to the... more »»

Thanks for stopping by before recycling

July 26, 2015 Every once in a while, a columnist needs to write a column about writing a column. more »»

A day to honor World War II veterans

July 26, 2015 The picnic in honor of World War II veterans and to honor the 70th anniversary of VE and VJ days was a great success according to any of the Jefferson County Veterans who threw the shindig. more »»

An educational trip to a distillery

July 25, 2015 So, I’m back from vacation. Back from seven straight days living in the same space as 13 other members of my immediate family. No one died. That’s a plus? It was close a few times. more »»

My solar system still has nine planets

July 19, 2015 There’s been a lot of excitement in the last week with the arrival of the New Horizons probe at Pluto after approximately nine years traveling through our solar system. more »»

Destroying the foundation

July 19, 2015 It is not so much a matter of rights as it is a matter of words and the meaning of those words. more »»

Summer will return when my sister does

July 19, 2015 When my oldest sister Linda came home for a visit earlier this year, she said she wanted to come when it wouldn’t be during the heat of summer. more »»

Memories from Harrison County Fair

July 19, 2015 The Harrison County Fair is a speck on the horizon now, but I was left with memories of muddy boots and a very splashed up ca. more »»

Burning daylight and the microwave

July 18, 2015 Grampy Grumpy is strict about leaving on time when we go on vacation. Leaving late, even by a few minutes is considered “burning daylight.” Grampy is very much against burning daylight. more »»

Need to get those creative juices flowing

July 12, 2015 The written word has always been a big part of my life. more »»

Constants in an ever-changing world

July 12, 2015 Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." NASU We live in an ever changing world. There are many changes that we will witness in our lifetim. more »»

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