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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 »»

Find the spirit of unity for our nation

February 14, 2016 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) We walk in peace to keep us bound together united in Christ. more »»

Enough of that Valentine’s Day stuff

February 14, 2016 Better Half threatened me in recent days. He had looked at the month of February, keenly aware that “the day” was nearin. more »»

Of Valentines, games and winters

February 14, 2016 Doesn’t the thought of this being Valentine’s Day make you feel just a bit happier? With a little song in your heart? It’s a day when nothing more is expected of you than to give a bit of happines... more »»

A nick-of-time birthday gift save

February 13, 2016 All the Heathenish wanted for his birthday was a particular video game. He tempers his wish lists, so I wanted to make sure he got it. “Are we going to go and buy it?” My Little Professor asked. more »»

Thinking about some weekend adventures

February 7, 2016 I realize it’s still winter, and there is still the possibility we will see our share of snow in the next couple of months, but recent weather has got me thinking about the possibility of taking a... more »»

Persistence, patience, perseverance in prayer

February 7, 2016 As Christian people, we need to have faith that God will always act in our best interest. more »»

Time for a new alarming alarm clock

February 7, 2016 I bought myself a new bedside alarm clock the other day. The electric one I had still told time, but the alarm part of it decided it was time to retire or quit without further notice. more »»

Remembering Ozzie, not ‘just a dog’

February 7, 2016 Today I feel a sadness I didn’t know I could experience. But there is a wealth of happy memories to recall and some so funny that I walk around with a silly grin on my face sometime. more »»

Becoming the embarrassing aunt

February 6, 2016 I’ve failed on the embarrassing parent front. I realized this recently while swanning around the high school — supposedly working — and all of my Sassy Saint’s friends were flagging me down for hug. more »»

Do your own research for election

January 31, 2016 The presidential election is in full swing, with the Iowa Caucus set for Monday. Closer to home, the filing period for West Virginia’s primary concluded Saturday. more »»

The importance of prayer

January 31, 2016 If I could choose one thing to do very well; I would choose prayer. more »»

Working together to create a skilled workforce

January 31, 2016 Since becoming your governor, preparing our state's workforce to meet the long-term needs of business and industry operating in West Virginia has been one of my top priorities. more »»

Funny what thoughts pop into your head

January 31, 2016 Funny what thoughts pop into your head. Better Half and I were eating dippy eggs and toast last Saturday morning when I started wondering aloud about the incredible, edible egg. more »»

February brings special observances

January 31, 2016 Tomorrow is the start of a month that is busy with special days or designations. February is Heart Month. If you haven’t started before this, start looking into clean eatin. more »»

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