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My (lack of) holiday organization

November 22, 2014 I'm not exactly organized. It's not so much that I don't have the organization skills, I just don't have the time. My time-management skills do leave a lot to be desired. more »»

Appreciating the gift that Tuesday was

November 16, 2014 Tuesday was a gift. As it so happened, it was a day off, and sometimes a weekday off is even sweeter than a weekend. more »»

Christmas is just around the corner

November 16, 2014 With the exception of the recent downturn in our local temperatures, it doesn’t seem as if Christmas is coming up. Looking at the calendar, though, we’re only a little more than a month away. more »»

A time for all to give thanks

November 16, 2014 Psalm 100, A psalm giving thanks... 1. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3. Know that the Lord is God. more »»

A bad experience while at the DMV

November 15, 2014 I took my Sassy Saint to the Department of Motor Vehicles. She needed to take her permit test — my goodness gravy! — and I needed to renew my license. Neither one of us left with what we came for. more »»

If the shoe fits, buy it and have happy feet

November 9, 2014 There’s only one set of circumstances under which Better Half will go shoe shopping for himself — desperation. more »»

Chamber looking for future leaders

November 9, 2014 The end of the year is coming faster than, I’m sure, many of us want. We are beginning to think about the hustle and bustle of the holidays and preparing for the start of 2015. more »»

Remember to honor vets Tuesday

November 9, 2014 Veterans Day will be here in two days. On that day, we honor those who gave their lives defending our way of life. more »»

A salute to our veterans

November 9, 2014 In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled wit... more »»

Surprise was on me for date night

November 8, 2014 Since school started, it feels like I go for stretches of days without seeing the Long Suffering Husband. more »»

Decompressing for return to normalcy

November 2, 2014 I don’t depart from routine all that much, but when I do, the return to normalcy requires some decompressing. I’m back on the job and back in today’s spot after a whirlwind trip to Wilmington, N.C. more »»

Are we ready for the next space age?

November 2, 2014 For the last few years, we’ve been hearing about private attempts by several groups to construct their own vehicles capable of traveling into, and returning from, the Earth’s outer orbits. more »»

‘Straight from the Heart’ wellness

November 2, 2014 Learning about health issues in a fun atmosphere with a great bunch of ladies was on the program last month when the women’s committees of Jefferson, Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties put... more »»

Answer the bell and fight!

November 2, 2014 Jude 1:3 "Beloved…it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. more »»

We all get into the Halloween spirit

November 1, 2014 My sister, Foo-Dog, and I took Grandmama to trunk or treat. Correction: We took the kids to trunk or treat. Grandmama came along for the ride and we spent more time wrangling her than anything else. more »»

Are we losing our sense of history?

October 26, 2014 I’ve always loved to learn about our world’s history. more »»

Where does God want to live?

October 26, 2014 I heard a young preacher recently say that God, who created the universe and everything in it, could build the most magnificent building or temple of worship, or whatever edifice He wanted to live in. more »»

Autumn brings banquets and apples

October 26, 2014 Two things that happen for certain in the autumn are the 4-H adviser and recognition banquet, arriving as activities close down for the year and in observance of Ohio 4-H Week, and the 36th-annual... more »»

Paws off! New kittens a handful

October 25, 2014 Our new kittens are jerks. And I think the fluffy one may have eaten paint chips or something, because it isn't the brightest bulb in the bunch. It spends a lot of time staring into space. more »»

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