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We Must Work Together, To Win Together

Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists. Charting our own course, walking alone as we do our best to provide and protect for our family's.America is a nation of small, tight-knit communities and always ...

Why We Celebrate the Fourth of July

Congress made it's degree for freedom on July 2, 1776 and formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The alarm for freedom was sounded at Independence Hall with the Liberty Bell. Americans rejoiced as word spread throughout the newly declared independent states. But the ...

Full Enjoyment Is a Matter of Attitude

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. If you want to have some fun, and I think most people do, get on facebook or social media and post something controversial, then just set ...

Celebrating W.VA. and Fathers

June 20, 1987In 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. That's incorrect. Home is the place where when you go there, they want to take you in. Mine was. To me, West ...

Have Some Respect for Your Home Town

Spring, Summer and Fall tend to be the most beautiful times of the year. As we go out riding through the countryside or taking a stroll through our communities, nothin is more disturbing than litter, unkept properties and areas that have been negleted or abandoned. Each municipality has ...

What Comes Next?

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. We continue to be plagued by rush to judgment assumptions with deadly consequences. I listen and watch as we condemn all Democrats and go as far as saying ...

The Virus That Never Was

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. However, it had to be taken serious. As each day drew closer the panic increased. It was a different ...

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

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. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat if a drum as the ...

Stop Overcorrecting Your Life

Self-improvement has a dark side, and you've probably already fallen for it. Do you often second guess yourself? I do it all the time, especially when I've made up my mind and then you see someone has a different view.I was taught at at early age to not let someone else make up my mind for me. ...

Don’t Send, Take Your Love to Mother

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 came. Many years, and tears too for that matter, separate feed sack garments from the dress she'll ...