Childhood cancer, ‘Shake it off’

Childhood cancer, ‘Shake it off’

On April 25, 2017, I breathed in the smell of Tatyana’s hair for the last time. She died early that morning after battling brain cancer for thre...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Spike in gas prices fueling disgust

Spike in gas prices fueling disgust

Every time there’s a natural disaster — such as Hurricane Harvey at present — it brings out both the best and worst of humanity, and...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Statues, flags dishonor Lee

Statues, flags dishonor Lee

There’s been a lot of talk recently about heritage, about why it’s wrong to tear down the statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, about...

August 27th, 2017 |  


Guys named Stonewall need not apply

Guys named Stonewall need not apply

When columnists are looking for something to write about, they usually can rely on items appearing in the news during the past week — and my top...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Humans and rodents-1, robots-0

Humans and rodents-1, robots-0

Those of you of the millennial generation and younger have probably enjoyed a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese, either your own or that of a friend.T...

August 25th, 2017 updated: August 25th, 2017. |  


Trusting God

Trusting God

One of my favorite passages of scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything o...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Where do attacks on history end?

Where do attacks on history end?

Somehow a clash between two groups of people in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday — each containing their share of thugs bent on violence...

August 19th, 2017 |  


The spirituality of struggle

Since ancient times struggle has been recognized as a major factor in the process of spiritual growth. The Bible is filled with stories that demonstra...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Streaking bares naked truth about society

Streaking bares naked truth about society

As a reporter for a small-town newspaper, I get to write about a little bit of everything that happens in our community, be it related to local govern...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Dress for the job you want

Dress for the job you want

There are rich people weddings and there are rich people weddings and then there’s a rich people wedding with Hillary Clinton in a caftan.She Wh...

August 11th, 2017 |