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Wishes for a happy holiday season

December 28, 2014 This week, as we gather together with family to celebrate the holiday season, we reflect on all of the wonderful holiday and cultural traditions we share as West Virginians. more »»

Wishing you a very happy New Year

December 28, 2014 I’d say that Chrismas is come and gone, but for me, it’s continuing. Round No. more »»

Some Lions Christmas party memories

December 28, 2014 The Mingo Lions Club celebrates the Christmas season in a fun way with their Match-the-Christmas-carols game to obtain a present and a white elephant fundraising sale where members were asked to... more »»

Music to get into the Christmas spirit

December 27, 2014 I wasn't feeling Christmas. I was feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and misanthropic. I'm always misanthropic, but I was more misanthropic than usual. more »»

‘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 »»

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