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Steering life in a new direction

March 21, 2015 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, saying, ”Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!” (Mark 1:14-1... more »»

When comes the spring?

March 21, 2015 I ran across a little article I wrote five springs ago, and thought I’d share it with you. more »»

Journal entries show changes over time

March 21, 2015 Since 1976 I have kept a journal of all the happenings in my life. It is a good thing to do. I can leaf back through the pages and read what I was doing, say, 20 years ago. more »»

Belington VFD dinner set for today

March 21, 2015 Hello from Barbour County! It’s officially spring! Today is a busy day in the area. Belington Volunteer Fire Department is having a buckwheat dinner from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. more »»

Tough to balance the budget

March 17, 2015 Now comes the hard part for West Virginia legislators. more »»

Not as easy as it looked

March 14, 2015 It was supposed to be so easy. Jeb Bush would emerge and the political sea would part. But so far, this has not been the case. At the CPAC conference he finished fifth behind Ben Carson. more »»

‘Caged’ vases are very collectible

March 14, 2015 Daum, Lalique, Majorelle, Delatte, A. Walter, and Schneider are some of the famous glass makers working in Nancy, France, in the late 19th and 20th centuries. more »»

Why not other college rankings?

March 13, 2015 College students often do very stupid things. Remember “streaking”? But sometimes idiocy on campus goes beyond stunts. more »»

Charter schools debated

March 10, 2015 It may have escaped your notice, but there hasn’t been a lot of lobbying in favor of charter schools by county boards of education in West Virginia. more »»

Obama’s foreign policy

March 7, 2015 Barack Obama has enjoyed a bounce domestically, despite the defeat in the 2014 midterms. more »»

Scars remind us where we’ve been

March 7, 2015 It has been said, “scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we are going.” On the inside of each of my ankles, there are scars. more »»

Legislature says no to standards

March 7, 2015 Last week, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 2934 to repeal Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives based on national Common Core Standards. more »»

Looking for color along your way

March 7, 2015 ELKINS — Perhaps nothing promotes an artist’s brush more than a bleak winter with gray skies and foreboding storm clouds that rise above the mountains, dimming our days. more »»

The gift of winter

March 7, 2015 It started very late one night in early January, my sophomore year in high school. The night air was cold—colder than I ever really remember. more »»

Judge should have added a warning

March 6, 2015 Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove had some excellent advice last week for local residents — except that she should have added a warning. more »»

Ordinance deserved debate

March 4, 2015 I write to you as a 20-year resident of Elkins and Fourth Ward. more »»

Medical marijuana debated

March 3, 2015 West Virginians are among the most compassionate people on earth. That’s why a bill to allow use of marijuana by people with certain health conditions was introduced in the Legislature. more »»

American meddling

February 28, 2015 American meddling in the Ukraine has illuminated the similarities between Barack Obama’s administration with that of his predecessor, George W. Bush. more »»

ABU’s best investment

February 28, 2015 Last year, this column suggested that Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) work together with the City of Philippi to help revitalize the surrounding community and in turn would help improve the... more »»

Ash Wednesday reflections

February 28, 2015 Ash Wednesday was different for me this year, which means that Lent did not begin for me with the sameness that it always doe. more »»



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