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Educate yourself before voting

April 24, 2016 West Virginia’s primary election is in only a couple of weeks. more »»

Satisfy your spiritual appetite

April 24, 2016 When our children were babies and became hungry we fed them different types of baby food. Some of the food looked and smelled awful to me but the babies seemed as if they couldn't get their fil. more »»

While awaiting the arrival of ‘royalty’ ...

April 24, 2016 “Are the king and queen coming?” Better Half asked, his voice thick with a healthy heap of spousal sarcasm that I have come to anticipate and appreciate in him through the many years of our being... more »»

Taking a coal and court educational trip

April 24, 2016 Can you remember going on school bus trips in your youth and how excited you were to be getting out of school for even a short time? While it was not a far destination, the third-grade pupils in th... more »»

Clothes shopping will be the death of me

April 23, 2016 I had already lost the will to live three times. Consecutively. It was hot. I was sweating, although it may have been a nervous sweat. My Sassy Saint and I were clothes shopping. more »»

Coordinated efforts are needed

April 17, 2016 There are numerous efforts under way in our region to help provide some growth and improvement in our communities. Some are more visible, with current construction taking place. more »»

Lawmakers need to step up on drug issue

April 17, 2016 Over the past several decades, the incidence of overdose deaths has continued to rise. West Virginia now has an epidemic of drug related deaths. more »»

Cultivating a spiritual garden

April 17, 2016 What a rollercoaster ride we have endured with changing temperatures. But, we have been blessed with warmer temperatures the last couple of days. more »»

Things occur to me, and I take action

April 17, 2016 Things occur to me, and I take action. In this case, I had placed an order for “a few things” from a company that sells western items — clothing, jewelry, household goods, etc. more »»

Good reason behind delayed cleaning

April 17, 2016 I did something last Saturday that I have not done since Jan. 31. I cleaned the full-length mirror in our bathroom. more »»

My children have a better social life than I do

April 16, 2016 All my free time is invested in my children’s social lives, and I have none of my own. What is even more sad is I’ve only just now realized this. more »»

It all starts with a little acceptance

April 10, 2016 I’ve been reading a lot of commentary in recent months about protests and petitions on college campuses across the nation. more »»

Complete the FAFSA, pay for college

April 10, 2016 Earning a skillset certificate or college diploma is one of the most promising pathways to a bright and prosperous future for our state and our students. more »»

Of flowers and forecasts and running

April 10, 2016 I’d never heard this forsythia and forecast theory before. But what older sisters tell you, you’re inclined to give some credence to, I know from past experience. more »»

Back from Myrtle and on with news

April 10, 2016 Where ‘ere you may wander, there’s no place like home. I heard that in a song long ago and thought they were saying “where air” you may wander until my dad explained what it wa. more »»

‘Star Wars’ helps to earn Mom points

April 9, 2016 The Little Professor is a big fan of the “Star Wars” movies. I am not. I don’t remember when I first watched the original trilogy; probably on cable. more »»

Adults need to set a better example

April 3, 2016 About this time last week, I was standing in the outfield of the Edwin J. Bowman ballfield in Weirton watching around 400 local youth, and their parents, run around gathering plastic Easter eggs. more »»

Our commitment will overcome our limitations

April 3, 2016 As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so no one has power over the time of their death. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it. more »»

Of thought questions and who are you

April 3, 2016 Believe it or not, I hate filling out forms or doing resumes where you have to write about yourself, mainly because who you are doesn’t always necessarily translate well onto paper. more »»

Stroll down Smithfield memory lane

April 3, 2016 There is a billboard coming down Sunset Boulevard that tells us that we should “love where we live.” I say a big yahoo to that. more »»

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