Part of the congregation, yet also not part of it

It was one of those times when the boundary between public and private was blurred for me, and it had nothing to do with...

Throwback summer, or #tbs

aAngelkeep likes print media. Good old newspapers, magazines, and books. It even mails hand-written cards and letters via the mail. #thatsjustoldschool.  For this Angelkeep series...

A wooden chest for the living room. It’s a treasure.

What we’ve done is definitely counterintuitive. At a time when we are trying to declutter our lives, we’ve added a cumbersome piece of furniture. Still,...

Another discovery, another chapter in the CO saga

Just when he thought he was wrapping it up. Alan Daugherty’s project on putting together a history of the conscientious objector camp at what is...

Emptying the 2017 notepad and starting a new one

Time to clean out the reporter’s notepad from 2017 and start filling up another one as we welcome a new year. --- Some friends, colleagues and...

Remember the U.S.A.

What’s wrong with America. Remember our beloved land, Remember our beloved Constitution, Remember our beloved Bill of Rights, And less we forget, remember our soldiers and...

A March to remember

As we near the end of the first quarter of 2018, it’s time for this reporter to empty his notepad. ----- Students held rallies around the...

An apple one day costs $500; Ben would be shocked!

So last week a woman flying into the United States on Delta Airlines was given an apple as a snack. On the flight. While...

Paul’s 32 years unusual? No. And a definite yes.

There’s something about this business — “ink in your blood,” we call it. It is evident by the longevity we see around here. Paul Beitler’s retirement...

An ode to parents: We survived another summer

May I offer myself and all parents of school-age children a hearty “Congratulations!” for surviving another summer. Just seven more days (some have fewer, some...