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Hiding Behind the Computer

Everyone is hoping for a better 2021. Or so they say! I saw firsthand last week that free speech and social media actually give a different view and meaning of what is lawful and what was intended, and much of it isn’t appreciated. Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of ...

The New Year: A Reflection of the Past and a Fresh Start

The New Year is a time for looking back and for looking forward. For most of us 2020 will be the year we wish to forget. It has been extremely tough for the entire world. Life as we had grown used to changed dramatically as COVID-19 ravaged the globe. What should have been a normal election ...

Mother and Daddy Couldn’t Afford It …….But Santa Could

And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past, for enjoying happy Christmas present of anticipation of happy Christmas future. Ninety-two years ago, Francis Church of The New York Sun wrote an editorial as a reply to a letter from an 8 year old girl, Virginia ...

Be of Good Cheer

Around the World, we celebrate Christmas and many other World Festivals. It’s perhaps the most joyful time of year. Traditions vary from one nation to the other, but here in America those who celebrate will be facing a quieter more somber holiday amid recommendations of mask wearing and ...

Another Christmas Season Is Upon Us

I love it. It’s after Thanksgiving now, the season intended for the great American annual buying spree. Oh, some stores have strung through the aisles since before Halloween and the first Yule catalogues began arriving in September. But these don’t count. Now is the season. Main ...

Keeping Highways Safe in West Virginia

Keeping our highways safe and well maintained is a concern we all have. Recently we have noticed several repairs and paving projects to our main arteries and many of the back roads. Yet still a lot of work remains. While paving and fixing potholes can make it much easier to safely travel the ...

Editorial for December 2

One doesn’t have to go to far when looking for an opportunity to make a difference in their community. Many organizations exist just for that purpose! Last Thursday, we celebrated Thanksgiving, a time to remember the blessings each of us have and be thankful for them. For most of us, one of ...

A Thanksgiving Litany

Thanksgiving. A particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last ...

Won’t Wear a Hat, Won’t Stand in Line, Won’t Touch Sweet Potatoes

November 11, 1989 Human memory is wonderfully selective. On this day dedicated to veterans, which my generation always will regard as Armistice Day, I find that my memories of time in uniform generally are pleasant. There were many experiences back then which were not so, of course, but the ...

Honoring Our Veterans

What are veterans? Veterans are real life heroes, they are the ones who served in the military so others can enjoy the freedoms of the greatest country in the world. The stories told by many veterans can only touch on what many of these brave individuals experienced during their tours of duty ...