Pride in the county

Pride in the county

I am not a subscriber, but my neighbor and I share your newspaper. Normally, I just scan through and look for sales adds, upcoming events in the commu...

April 10th, 2017 |  


A restaurant became my front porch

A restaurant became my front porch

From the river rushing past to children chattering, the view from my booth at the restaurant reminds me of a front porch I once owned. There wasn̵...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Trump seems to grasp need to display toughness

President Trump did the right thing, the necessary thing, in striking Syria’sShayrat Air Base in response to the Assad regime’s gruesome g...

April 10th, 2017 |  



No, Congress doesn’t need to first declare war

So now President Donald Trump is a war leader. His decision to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles across an international border is an act of war. And...

April 9th, 2017 |  


‘They’ is here, so get used to it

Maybe it’s because it’s a four-letter word. All I know is that, for a pronoun, the word “they” can sure tick a lot of people o...

April 9th, 2017 |  


It feels good to be understood

It feels good to be understood

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. As in any relationship, communication is key to forging strong connections and fostering ...

April 9th, 2017 |  


White opioid addiction not found during crack epidemic

I had a friend who died with a needle in his arm.He was a childhood friend and, when they found him along a street in my hometown in the early 1990s, ...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Unaware he was stalked by a grizzly

Unaware he was stalked by a grizzly

The late Dr. Miller Toombs of Portsmouth once shared a story with me about an elk hunt he and some friends took to Montana about 25 years ago, a hunt ...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Stop holding on and just be held

Stop holding on and just be held

This is the last of a three part series about Marvin. Allow me to update the latecomers. Marvin was seventy-two when he enrolled in hospice with termi...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Loving Angel on Earth

Loving Angel on Earth

I want people to know there is Angels here on earth and me, my sister and brother lived in their loving arms for 13 days.My father was in his last sta...

April 7th, 2017 |