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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
We are on the cusp of a great new era in space exploration. On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of Apollo and a period of uncertainty and interruptions about space exploration in general, it appears that there will be plenty of events during the remaining 81 years of this century.
Hampshire County’s school board and administrators are wrestling with a policy regarding graduation distinction – you know, how a valedictorian and salutatorian are chosen and who gets in the Top 10 academically.
Call it time for summer reruns, but a reader asked if I would repeat something that I — a Mountain State transplant — had the conceit to write a couple of years ago: a creed for West Virginia. So thanks to my anonymous fan for the ego stroke, and here you go, just in time for West Virginia D…