As I have been watching all that has been going on in America I am appalled at the fact that it has met with virtually no true response from a single politician worth his or her weight in salt.
I am wondering, as are we all, just where we are going and how we will get there. The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t show any sign of slowing down, although some areas seem to be doing better than others. But in too many places the numbers just keep going up.
We are all wondering when it will be “safe” to visit family and friends. How long do we stay in our homes (with occasional protected forays for groceries) without becoming ill from covid-19 and guess that it is safe to visit a loved one?
At present, we are confronting a COVID-19 flu pandemic with over 2 million cases worldwide and approximately 200,000 dead, including 1 million confirmed cases and over 50,000 deaths in the U.S. (Hampshire County has been extremely fortunate with only 8 reported cases and 1 death as of this w…
To borrow a couple of phrases from Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini circa 1961, translated best as “the sweet life” and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin from 20 years ago, who crooned about “the crazy life” …
I recently watched an old episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” In this particular episode, Raymond minimizes the contribution his wife makes and she, in turn, throws the checkbook at him and challenges him to manage the financial affairs of the household.
As West Virginia, and, indeed, the entire world grapples with the COVID-19 global pandemic, we should take a moment each day to pray for the medical professionals, first responders, and public servants who are working around the clock to halt the spread of this deadly virus. We also must pra…
I promised Joanne Snead I’d dig this one up because the production of “Rumpelstiltskin” that the Hampshire County Arts Council brought this tale back to mind and Joanne had the good grace to laugh knowingly when I told her.
Did anyone else enjoy running around in shorts and a long-sleeved shirt over the weekend? I know I was having a great time with the sunny Spring weather that embraced Hampshire County, especially on Sunday.
I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself to each and every one of you. I am the new Group Editor and Publisher for the Hampshire Review and the Spirit of Jefferson newspapers. My first day on the job was Monday.
On a cold, windy, almost-winter afternoon, I sit at my desk with sunlight streaming in the window between the bits and puffs of white clouds that are scudding across the blue sky.
This column first appeared 10 years ago this week when I was writing sports for the Review. The cornea in question will turn 35 Saturday and the rest of me turns 64 on Super Bowl Sunday.