We aren’t just a strong community, we are family

We aren’t just a strong community, we are family

A reoccurring comment I receive from people, from my past days as a staff writer for the Daily Times, to my current position as executive director of ...

March 25th, 2016 |  


Whatever happened to civility?

Whatever happened to civility?

It was refreshing this week to hear the winner of a primary race speak so highly of their opponent.After Portsmouth attorney Valarie Gerlach defeated ...

March 18th, 2016 |  


Totalitarians In Disguise was published

Totalitarians In Disguise was published

Has there ever been common ground among opposing factions? Maybe, but it’s seldom, for light cannot dwell with darkness nor can oil cohere with ...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Explaining the ‘Trump Syndrome’

Explaining the ‘Trump Syndrome’

I have sat back and watched as the political pundits have been getting it all wrong for months now, so maybe it’s time to sit down at my compute...

March 1st, 2016 |  


How do bears hibernate?

How do bears hibernate?

Somewhere near Portsmouth there is probably a bear hibernating. How do bears do that? The first thing to clarify is that hibernating is not sleeping. ...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Portsmouth mayor wrong to use “B” word

Portsmouth mayor wrong to use “B” word

You know what the “B” word used to be? The worst thing you could call a woman, the put down you would resort to when you wanted to make su...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Johnson calls for passage of Charter amendments

First Ward City Councilman Kevin W. Johnson has sent a letter to the Daily Times calling for voters in the city’s six wards to vote for passage ...

February 16th, 2016 |  


‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

If you are like me, you may have spent the years waking up on February second and turning on your television and watching as a favorite morning progra...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line”...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Going Back To The Future

Going Back To The Future

I can remember pulling into a gas station when I was a child riding in the back seat of my parent’s car. My dad would roll down the window, and ...

January 31st, 2016 |