Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wren nesting honored for Decoration Day

It is just wrong. Decoration Day was to be yesterday. Instead, Memorial Day occurred on Monday, not a specific date set aside, but a...

Meet Cory, our sycamore lace bug

With New Year’s Day passed, the family tradition of porking-out on sandwich spread on white bread with a side of potato chips and dip...

Trying my best to keep Scrooge in his place

It’s probably not a good thing to hear from your wife: “I really don’t like it when your inner Scrooge comes out.” The problem is,...

Caley Memorial award reminds us to appreciate each day

Spending time at the county fair and helping to cover the events is one of the annual traditions I look forward to each summer...

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,...

Considering winter as a positive

Someone at Angelkeep is negative on winter. Don’t blame Gwen. She loves it. She throws kisses to the falling snow. Gwen almost convinced her significant...

A digital native points the way for the wary visitor

I have three children. One lives about 10 hours’ drive away, one lives 35 minutes’ drive away, and the other one has boomeranged and...

Surveys and rankings: A true picture or fuzzy math?

Maybe it’s the time of year. Although I’ve not found any reference that August is National State Statistics Month, my email InBox was filled...

I was born to talk. And I have a face for...

It’s strange that I make my living as a writer, considering I have always preferred speaking to writing. All my life, or at least as...

Terra Brantley is using her story to teach, inspire others

About 130 women filled the dining hall but you could have heard a pin drop. Terra Brantley, 54, is known perhaps in equal parts for...