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‘Traditional’ versus ‘new’ media

December 21, 2014 Aaron Sorkin’s latest television program, “The Newsroom,” recently ended its three-season run on HBO. more »»

Christmas changes everything!

December 21, 2014 Christmas is such a special time of the yea. more »»

Developing our state, strengthening our future

December 21, 2014 This week, it was my privilege to join executives and key leadership from Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corporation in announcing the company's decision to relocate its North American headquarters... more »»

Where is that Wonder Woman cape?

December 21, 2014 I think I need to find my Wonder Woman cape. It has come to my attention that this week ushers in Christmas, and while I was diligent to do decorations on De. more »»

Time for holiday dinners, holiday cheer

December 21, 2014 Christmas parties are almost exhausted and the time for holiday dinners, wishing holiday cheer and opening presents is upon us. St. Nicholas will be visiting in three days. more »»

Someone is getting coal for Christmas

December 20, 2014 Grandmama, the children and I were at the store to pick up baking supplies. We have baked and frozen around 20 dozen cookies, and Grandmama refuses to make any more. more »»

The story of a note, a game and a mouse

December 14, 2014 A note on an unopened box of sliced mushrooms in the refrigerator. A girls junior varsity basketball game that goes into triple overtime. A dead mouse in the toilet. more »»

Old-fashioned Christmas requires community

December 14, 2014 Christmas is less than two weeks away, and there is much being done in our local communities to show off the area’s holiday spiri. more »»

‘Christmas is near, bringing good cheer’

December 14, 2014 “Cristmas is near, bringing good cheer” is part of a song I really like but cannot recall the title at this moment. more »»

West Virginia making strides in S.T.E.M. fields

December 14, 2014 Across West Virginia, our young people are aiming for greatness. more »»

I am betrayed in the battle of the lights

December 13, 2014 It was time to put up the Christmas tree again, which meant it also was time to deflect the yearly recitation of our Christmas tree’s flaws from the Long Suffering Husband. more »»

Dead sweeper sucks the joy out of the day

December 7, 2014 If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought my sweeper was imitating me cooking. After all, I smelled something burning. more »»

Cherish our veterans’ memories

December 7, 2014 Seventy-three years ago today, our nation experienced one of its most defining moment. more »»

A potpourri column for you today

December 7, 2014 I’m calling this my potpourri column, as I have snippets of information from my travels over the past month that I think would be interesting to the people concerned. more »»

Keep up the battle against the enemy

December 7, 2014 Dec. 7, 1941 “ ... a day that will live in infamy.” These words by President Roosevelt expressed the actions of an enemy that tried so valiantly to destroy our country. more »»

The kittens pull a disappearing act

December 6, 2014 As regular readers may know, my daughter the Sassy Saint and my son the Little Professor each became responsible for a kitten in October. These kittens adore the Long Suffering Husband. more »»

We still need to see diversification

November 30, 2014 Our state traditionally is known for its work in some of the more labor-intensive industries. more »»

Do you give thanks throughout the year?

November 30, 2014 Have you ever gone out of your way and done something above and beyond the call of duty and you never got a simple "Thank you?" You begin to feel used and you say to yourself, "That will be the last... more »»

How an ‘I’ project becomes a ‘we’ thing

November 30, 2014 This is a story about how an “I” project becomes a “we” project that ultimately is a husband-goes-it-alone undertaking. You know how it is around holidays. more »»

Appreciation for district volunteers

November 30, 2014 The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District depends on volunteers to assist with education and outreach in saving resources that are the fuel of life in agriculture and conservation, so... more »»

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