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A linguistic journey to the frozen north

June 7, 2014 I don't really remember when they started popping up like mushrooms, but, like mushrooms, every time I turn around, there's another one: note cards taped everywhere. No, they're not mine. more »»

A weekend of honoring veterans

June 1, 2014 A weekend to recall the fallen warriors of many battles turned out to be very memorable as I traveled to four services last weekend. more »»

Inspiration comes from many places

June 1, 2014 Last weekend, I experienced my first half-marathon. No, I didn’t run it. I’ve never been a runner, and I certainly am not going to start by attempting such a long distance. more »»

Take time to smell the roses

June 1, 2014 "Slow Down!" "Haste Makes Waste!" "Speed Kills!" "Take Time to Smell the Roses!" We've all heard those sayings. And most often we don't heed them. more »»

The long and forgetful school year

May 31, 2014 The Sassy Saint told me this hasn't been the best year for her remembering things. She's right. more »»

Thanking God for veterans, packrats

May 25, 2014 Thank God for packrats. more »»

Check out our local concerts

May 25, 2014 Two of our local summer concert series got under way this past week, and it looks as if it will be a great few months of musical entertainment in the Weirton-Steubenville area. more »»

Three interesting weeks it’s been

May 25, 2014 School will be out in a few days, and for some it is already time for finding fun things to do for the summer or getting a job to pay for some school clothes for next yea. more »»

Hope is a memorial

May 25, 2014 Proverbs 13:12 "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life." "I Have Hope!" a worship song by Dallas Holms, addresses hopelessness and asks some stirring questions. more »»

The Sassy Saint gets all spruced up

May 24, 2014 My Sassy Saint wore a dress. Let me repeat myself, because I know you're just as flabbergasted as I am: Sass wore a dress. Not just any dress, a formal dress. more »»

Smoking a turtle among week’s highlights

May 18, 2014 So, here are some highlights of my life from recent days. Try to stay awake now. more »»

Good luck to this year’s graduates

May 18, 2014 It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of local young adults taken that next step in their lives. I’m talking, of course, about high school graduation. more »»

A different 100-year-old birthday

May 18, 2014 I had never been to a 100-year birthday before I attended the Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County division, anniversary celebration on May 10. more »»

Small business, big vision

May 18, 2014 I have had the opportunity to meet the owners of many successful small businesses across West Virginia since becoming your governor. Often their companies started as a life's passion. more »»

The tale of the Mother’s Day funeral wreath

May 17, 2014 So Mother's Day has come and gone, and I've got to tell you, I'm a little sad I didn't get any funeral flowers. more »»

A mixed bag of Mother’s Day emotions

May 11, 2014 A mixed bag of emotions consumes me on this Mother’s Day. more »»

Sorry mom, but I forgot this year

May 11, 2014 I’m going to let everyone in on a secret. I completely forgot today was Mother’s Day. I hate to admit it, but it completely slipped my mind this yea. more »»

An evening at a ‘tropical island’

May 11, 2014 It was nice to be transported to a tropical island paradise, with flowers and colorful leas everywhere the eye could see. more »»

Moms are priceless

May 11, 2014 I won't try to argue or convince you of the title of my article. I think it can stand on its own. more »»

I’m dreading the next few years

May 10, 2014 Ever have something you dreaded hanging over your head? Something that literally makes you physically sick to think about? Something that comes at you like an oncoming train, that looms over... more »»

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