Let’s Talk Poetry: A Winning Poet Neil Carpathios
Shawnee State University recently held its annual student writing competition. This year’s winner in the poetry category was Amy Clark-Barnhart. In her poem, the speaker creatively expresses autobiographical hints that build into a wider commentary on our changing lifestyles, technologies, and overall sense of history. The poem accomplishes what good writing should: it makes one question how the worl...
Things we can learn from a dog Loren Hardin
This is Part 3 of a series about Norma who was admitted to hospice with general debility, which is another way of saying that she has a lot of things wrong with her; multiple organ and systems failures. I previously described Norma as being “forward and feisty,” but I’ve noticed she’s lost some of her feistiness. She’s weaker and a little confused at times now. And I’m saddened, no grieved, by the prosp...
Marriage as a 3-fold cord Portia Williams
PDT Staff Writer
April 25 marks 20 years of marriage to my best friend, my husband and confidante, Mark Williams. To those of you who are married, or have been married, you know that marriage can be quite complex or challenging, to say the least.
At the inception of marriage we are so smitten with our spouses that it seems as if they could do no wrong, then something called time happens. Yes, with time all of those idios...
You know you’re from Portsmouth if… Gallia Street Fire Station
Submitted by Jay Cropper
Jay Cropper wrote: Old Gallia Street fire station, not sure of the date. That’s my father in the front passenger seat.
Dot Lewallen wrote: That’s my Grandpa, Charles Scaff, in the driver’s seat.
Howard F. Gemperline II wrote: Jay, that picture had to be taken before 52, I’m pretty sure, because we didn’t get the Old Mack till 53 and the Convertible Mack was down at 7th St. ...