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Some dull things on the shopping list

December 20, 2015 A Christmas shopping list can contain some so-so, kind of not-very-exciting gift requests. My daughter, for example, put in a plug for a microwave of a certain wattage or more. more »»

A tea party for the ‘ladies on the lane’

December 20, 2015 How could it be only a few days until Christmas? I haven’t written but half of my Christmas cards, still have a few little gifts to buy, need to plan for a dinner today for Darin, Missy, Jackson and... more »»

Always stick with the dishes you know

December 19, 2015 Our newsroom Christmas covered-dish dinner is something we look forward to all year long. Everyone has a signature dish. Everyone except me. more »»

Bringing some light for the holidays

December 13, 2015 One of my favorite part of the holidays is seeing the various decorations placed out in front yards and along buildings this time of yea. more »»

Celebrate the birth of Jesus

December 13, 2015 Dust off the sheet music. Dry-clean the choir robes. more »»

Of ornaments and adult coloring books

December 13, 2015 Two Christmas observations I offer up in this week’s column, including having way more ornaments than tree space. Talk about feeling guilty. more »»

Style show fashions from yesteryear

December 13, 2015 Kristen Willis, owner of Kris’s Vintage Clothing, told the ladies who came out to view the holiday style show at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz that everyday is a fashion show because a... more »»

A few more lights and it will be fine

December 12, 2015 I keep telling you our Christmas tree is a Charlie Brown tree, but it was, at least, always in one piece. The key word: wa. more »»

Don’t miss the trees for the forest

December 6, 2015 It's a bad habit of mankind to look for the big things in the world. We try to build the biggest structures, drive the fastest cars, cheer for the most athletic, etc. more »»

Without spot or wrinkle

December 6, 2015 EPHESIANS 5:27 — That He might present to Himself the church In all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. more »»

A novelty and walking history lesson

December 6, 2015 We have groups that come through the newspaper building from time to time to take a tour. more »»

Appreciating decorations, veterans

December 6, 2015 Yes, the garland, pine, ribbons, bright lights, Santa figures and even a few “Frozen” characters are in store windows, on lawns and even on rooftops in a blaze of color by now. more »»

Nuts! The struggles of Thanksgiving

December 5, 2015 So I took a week off for Thanksgiving — mostly to catch up on cleaning and chase out all the spiders who took up residence during "no-dust" October. more »»

Look for the substance in election

November 29, 2015 One of my favorite movies over the years has been “The American President,” an Aaron Sorkin film focused on a fictional commander-in-chief played by Michael Douglas. more »»

Lessons from a leper

November 29, 2015 Luke 17:15-16 "And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. more »»

Allowing November to be November

November 29, 2015 Since I last wrote, I’ve seen our first round of snow flakes, which probably isn’t all that remarkable given the time of year it i. more »»

People, groups that make life better

November 29, 2015 As November comes to an end, and the world seems to get a bit hectic, I thought I might talk about people and organizations that have done much to make our place in this life a bit bette. more »»

Living well the best revenge

November 28, 2015 Sassy Saint recently had an open house at her school, and I went with the intent on embarrassing her horribly, because it's my job. more »»

Thankful for having horse buddies

November 22, 2015 I’ve been enjoying a lot of quality time lately with my daughter Sarah and my niece Mallory, but what’s brought us together even more isn’t so much the fact that we’re related and like each other... more »»

Remember what makes season special

November 22, 2015 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... and I’m nowhere near being ready for any kind of holiday festivities. more »»

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