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Take Extra Precaution in Hot Weather

August 5, 2020 As hot weather takes hold, people need to take a step back from their busy lives to remember one important thing: Never leave children or pets alone in unattended vehicles. more »»

Hail to Summer!

July 29, 2020 Every season of the year has it’s special features, blossoms in spring, autumn colors in fall, the magic of Jack Frost in Winter and the azure skies of summer. more »»

“Just A Walking The Dog’ And If You Don’t Know How To Do It, I’ll Show You How To Walk The Dog!”

July 21, 2020 The title is taken from a 1960’s song performed by Rufus Thomas Hi! we’re the family with the two small friendly inside dogs who seldom get to walk. more »»

Don’t Blame the Kids

July 15, 2020 During a press briefing on July 6, Governor Jim Justice signed an order making face masks and coverings mandatory in indoor public places where social distancing requirements cannot be met. more »»

We Must Work Together, To Win Together

July 7, 2020 Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists. more »»

Why We Celebrate the Fourth of July

July 1, 2020 Congress made it’s degree for freedom on July 2, 1776 and formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. more »»

Full Enjoyment Is a Matter of Attitude

June 24, 2020 One of the neatest things in the world is attitudes. They are as different as night and day and come and go about as often. I get a kick out of attitudes. more »»

Celebrating W.VA. and Fathers

June 17, 2020 June 20, 1987 In my case, it’s appropriate that West Virginia Day and Father’s Day coincide. A poet once observed that home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in. more »»

Have Some Respect for Your Home Town

June 9, 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall tend to be the most beautiful times of the yea. more »»

What Comes Next?

June 3, 2020 George Floyd isn’t the only one who can’t breathe; racism, hatred and bigotry are suffocating this nation on all sides of the playing field. more »»

The Virus That Never Was

May 27, 2020 Splitting time between West Virginia and Los Angeles in 1999 was not all fun and games. it required a huge amount of time and travel and stress. The forecast for the Y2K Bug Seemed Like a Joke. more »»

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

May 20, 2020 Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. more »»

Stop Overcorrecting Your Life

May 13, 2020 Self-improvement has a dark side, and you’ve probably already fallen for it. more »»

Don’t Send, Take Your Love to Mother

May 6, 2020 Send her a dress for Mother’s Day. She’ll be pleased you didn’t forget. For she can still remember when feed for livestock was chosen on the basis of the patterns adorning the sacks in which it cam. more »»

Contagious Stupidity - The Year the Squirrels Went Berserk

April 29, 2020 No, this isn’t an article on politics. This one’s about driving. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the world’s greatest driver. I attribute this to my short attention plan. more »»

Life Is Good

April 22, 2020 Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. more »»

Where’s the Basket?

April 15, 2020 That was the big question on a lot of kids mind this past week as another Easter has come and gone. more »»

One ‘Flu’ Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

April 8, 2020 Effective last week most areas of exercise, including the walking trails in Paden City and Sistersville were closed. For many, it seems to be an extreme measure, but to others it had to happen. more »»

Take a Step Back

April 1, 2020 It’s hard to believe, but in just a week, normal life has ground to a halt. Businesses deemed nonessential by the state government are closed. Classrooms sit empty. more »»

The Checks Are in the Mail

March 25, 2020 We all stood back waiting for it to happen, hoping and praying it would not. more »»



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