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Selfless service on display

November 2, 2015 Among the ‘Ten Principles’ that have helped guide us as a College in recent years is this belief: There is more good in the world than bad, and most people, most of the time, are trying to do the... more »»

Dealing with sudden retirement a challenge

November 2, 2015 What if you are laid off or forced into retirement before 65, or even before 60? If that happens to you, what do you do in response now that the next phase of your life is starting sooner than you... more »»

Activities slated throughout Barbour County

October 31, 2015 Hello from Barbour County! This weekend marks the time change with daylight savings time. Don’t forget to “fall back” one hour this weekend. more »»

Forget politics as usual

October 31, 2015 What is happening in the House of Representatives represents a fundamental departure from politics as usual. more »»

Let’s make a deal: Prison or the Army

October 30, 2015 Visualize a judge being able to say this to a drug-pushing thug in front of him asking for early release from prison: “So, sonny, you like violence, do you? The prosecutor tells me you had ... more »»

Obama wrong on tobacco

October 27, 2015 We whipped tobacco, so we can beat heroin and pain pills. That’s what President Barack Obama said last week in Charleston. But he’s wrong. Very, very wrong. more »»

Levy decision may be the key to future

October 26, 2015 Property taxes will not change for most people in Randolph County if we renew the levy because we have been paying taxes at this same rate for the last five year. more »»

D&E students explore ethics

October 26, 2015 Several times each week I have the privilege of sitting down in the office with prospective students and their families as they explore options in choosing a college. more »»

Sparking all of my senses: A festival to remember

October 26, 2015 It’s over in a flash ya’ll. As promised — better late than never, right? — this is part two of my festival experience. more »»

‘Give me your ashes, and I will make beauty from them’

October 26, 2015 While growing up, a silly little saying went around: “God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt.” Yes, I know it’s silly. more »»

Year-end financial checklist a big help

October 26, 2015 The end of a year makes us think about last-minute things we need to address and good habits we want to start keeping. more »»

Kids are just a market for drug pushers

October 24, 2015 Are the kids at Brooke High School dope-crazed zombies, more worried about their next fix than the upcoming big chemistry test? Of course not — and that’s the truly scary thing about what the Brooke... more »»

Too many myths afloat

October 24, 2015 The vote for the school levy is coming up, and I want to address some of the misinformation and myths that have been floating aroun. more »»

Dems looking like old GOP

October 24, 2015 Perhaps time has brought forth an unexpected change, but the Democrats are beginning to resemble the Republicans of old. more »»

Priority of awareness is fundamental

October 24, 2015 As I write this column, it is late Friday evening, turning to Saturday morning. more »»

Rubio’s energy plan the best

October 22, 2015 In the first 15 years of this new century, there has been a revolution in American domestic energy production. more »»

Giving thanks

October 19, 2015 I have long believed that gratitude is the highest form of human expression. more »»

Retirement blindspots abundant

October 19, 2015 We all have a “blue sky” vision of the way retirement should be, yet it helps to plan for retirement with a little pragmatism. more »»

Speaker must be a salesman

October 13, 2015 President Barack Obama seems incapable of merely savoring his victories in the knowledge they set the stage for new ones in the future. more »»

Levy protects our children, our future

October 13, 2015 One of the few things most folks agree upon is that change is a certainty. The new thing about change however, is that it is happening so fast everywhere and in all things. more »»



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