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In light of what is going on in Virginia and the governor signing of an executive order to ban guns at the rally this past Monday (at the time of this writing it has not happened yet), I actually think a friend of mine is correct.

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Hey, Refresh Restart Romney and Capon Bridge Revitalization Group — quick, call an emergency meeting.  

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A woman was snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean not far from San Francisco in an area where humpback whales are known to congregate. Getting close to one of them, the leviathan took a fancy to the curious land visitor and tucked her under his right fin and took her for a little tour of the waters.

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Before we get too far into 2020, can we clear up some of the misconceptions from 2019 that keep repeating themselves on Facebook?

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I’ve enjoyed watching the news these last few days — so many people in panic mode over the killing of General Qasem Soleimani.

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The most memorable Christmas I recall was the winter of 1942, cherished perhaps because it was the last one before my father died. The more years that go by, the more the memory and memory-blank haunts.

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One of the songs I never expected to hear on Sirius XM’s Country Christmas channel this week was “What a Wonderful World,” even if Leann Rimes was singing it.

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I was channel surfing real early the other morning and landed on a local station and stopped to listen to the “Reporter’s Notebook” only because they were talking about Christmas.

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Krist is busy getting ready for Christmas, so here’s a favorite from April 2017.

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Back in the day when I edited a small daily paper outside Chicago, we got 2,000 pieces of mail a week coming to the newsroom and a bunch of those new-fangled faxes that were so popular.

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Sometimes a busy editor has to drop back and punt. Here’s my take on Christmas music from a couple years ago. I still stand behind it.

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To impeach or not to impeach, that is the question.

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As I started writing these words, it was a sunny chilly day. Now it is a warmer, cloudy day and I still am wondering what to write.

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The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission has a crisis of confidence brewing and probably doesn’t even realize it.

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My colleague and friend Nick Carroll still can’t write about this, but when I think of Thanksgiving, I know it came in late May this year.

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I am becoming more convinced that most Americans feel entitled.

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In one of my earlier columns I wrote about using volunteer effort to help reclaim coal strip mining sites in east central West Virginia. I mistakenly attributed the flooding of last year to un-reclaimed mining sites which could have caused runoff of rain into streams and rivers causing the f…

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Random thoughts pile up way too frequently in my mind, often like a chain-reaction wreck on a slick, foggy road. Messy, messy, messy.

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All the hype last year about the county starting recycling was primarily smoke and mirrors.

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I was going to headline this column “short shrift,” but that seemed a little dismissive and pretty much begged for me to dredge up 3 or 4 items to comment on instead of the 2 that landed in my lap this week.

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As I was wondering what to write about this month, I realized that I have been writing this op-ed for 3 years.

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As you start this school year, I hope that you will see the changes and progress that is being made.

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I have been fortunate to have driven in several countries and throughout all most all of the United States except Alaska.

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Now that President Trump has decided that he won’t host the G-7 summit next year at his Doral Country Club in Miami, I have a modest suggestion.

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I have nieces who celebrate Black Friday with perhaps more glee and abandon than Christmas itself.

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As a former smoker I know what it’s like to want to smoke, to know that comfort of inhaling that nicotine.

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Our friend Charlie Hall, who embodies history, emailed over an item from the Jan. 4, 1922 Review last week.

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I’ve been wondering about how time flies or, in words found on the Internet: “I thought getting old would take longer than this.”

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Sometimes we have the most interesting conversations around the newsroom. They aren’t necessarily productive, but they keep us all on our toes.

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It’s easy to conclude that we live in suspicious times when even the most legitimate businesses act in ways that raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

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Recently I received a collection of papers and reminiscences from one of my siblings about one of the branches of my family on my mother’s side.

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If you’re sitting in Bloomery or Intermont or Levels, I apologize in advance, but I have Romney on my mind this week.

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As I wake in this beautiful morning of cool, fresh air filled with bird song and a feeling that all is right with the world, I sip from my cup of hot dark tea and struggle to keep this joyous feeling.

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I had occasion recently to step into a drugstore looking for Colgate toothpaste for sensitive teeth, figuring it might be cheaper than the specialty brand Sensodyne.

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When Romney’s Town Council took up a resolution at its August meeting to set guidelines for the public to speak, Mayor Beverly Keadle explained that it was something the lawyers suggested they do.

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Five years ago I wrote a Sentiments column on the late Helen Pyles, who had gone home to be with the Lord. Helen and her husband, Ray, were best friends of my husband, Jim, and me.

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While many watched remembrances of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary on CNN this past weekend, I could not look at it and think that then was such a great time.

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Here’s a favorite column from 2013 that still makes sense to me and is sure to irritate others.

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On Jan. 29, 1961, President JFK, a strong Democrat from my home state, made this bold statement: “In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men — citizens who were ready to defend their …

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To borrow a couple of phrases from Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini circa 1961 and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin from 20 years ago …

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I am wondering what each of us is choosing to put on our plates – for breakfast, lunch or supper – these summer days?

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Ah, the turns life takes. For me, this week, it was too much busy-ness to have a cogent thought for a column. So I recalled that once I wrote about August and holidays and dug up this piece from 2012. I can hardly believe 7 years have passed.

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Somebody once told me that if you visit New York City for a day, you’ll see every attraction you want. If you’re there for a week, you’ll see most of them.