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Goodbye to summer

August 8, 2015 Hello from Barbour County, where we are saying “goodbye” to summer. This is true, at least, for students and teachers across the area. The first day of school is this Thursday. more »»

Let’s have New Year’s in August

August 8, 2015 Since it is a common practice to have “Christmas in July” sales and celebrations, let us for a few minutes ponder the possibility to having New Year’s in August. more »»

When company comes

August 8, 2015 My sister, Nancy, just returned to Colorado following a two-week visit with me. She brought along her daughter, Olivia, and two dogs, Cooper and Lucy. more »»

‘One words’ can be very profound

August 8, 2015 Last Saturday, a small group of teenagers came to the Parish House as a part of their experience attending Mission U, an annual gathering at Wesleyan sponsored by the West Virginia Annual Conference... more »»

Stonewall should RIP

August 7, 2015 This is going to get complicated and expensive. But the PC police say we have to do it, so we’d better get started. For starters, we’ll have to change the name of Jefferson County. more »»

Wife too quick to help addicted son

August 4, 2015 Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for seven years. She has a son from a previous marriage who got into drugs as a teen. more »»


August 4, 2015 The goddess of love and the mack daddy of abundance get together today for a second conjunction of the year, resulting in a stroke of luck for all things involving the heart. more »»

Hints From Heloise

August 4, 2015 Dear Heloise: DIESEL FUEL is not available at all gas stations, and when it is offered, it is only available at a few of the pumps with gasoline available at the same pum. more »»

Trump card dealt

August 4, 2015 With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be... more »»

Another British invasion is here

August 4, 2015 When music fans think of “the British Invasion” they are referring to ‘60s bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion. more »»

Wrong message being sent

August 4, 2015 If it was not clear previously that President Barack Obama is an incredibly astute politician but a disaster of a diplomat, it certainly is now. more »»


August 1, 2015 The second hand spins on its own. The minute hand ticks alone. Time waits for no man and thinks nothing of leaving the women and children in the dust, either. more »»

Bullying is toxic

August 1, 2015 Dear Annie: My father has been a bully for as long as I can remember. more »»

Debates do matter

August 1, 2015 Presidential debates, even those with 10 candidates held some 15 months before Election Day, do matter. Just recall the Aug. more »»

Hints From Heloise

August 1, 2015 Dear Readers: Fun in the sun! Summertime is usually spent outside, with family, friends or others, enjoying fresh air, sunshine and nature. more »»

Polls decide candidates’ fates

August 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Public-opinion polls, once employed by political consultants to gauge the concerns of voters as a means to shape their candidates’ campaigns more effectively, have become the tail that... more »»

Unruly mob vs. regimented army

August 1, 2015 As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. more »»

Church camp a place to make memories

August 1, 2015 Church camp is awesome, ya’ll! I just arrived back to my humble abode from a fun-filled, action-packed week of singing, silliness, sharing and tons of shenanigan. more »»

Trump may just surprise the Dems

August 1, 2015 “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” intoned Barry Goldwater at the San Francisco GOP convention in 1964. “Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. more »»

American officials still unsure of just where Turkey stands

August 1, 2015 All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America’s most reliable allies. After World War II, when Stalin encroached upon Turkey and Greece, Harry Truman came to the rescue. more »»



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