Have you hugged a Santa impersonator lately?

It has been years since my family last dealt with the “pictures with Santa” pageantry, but Saint...

Angelkeep: Who picked red and green as Christmas colors?

A bright crimson cardinal perched on the snow-flocked evergreen branch outside the window and seemed to announce...

‘Newspapers don’t exist anymore’

Holly Gaskill If you’re reading this, you’re participating in a small miracle in the modern age — a...

A feline lesson in setting boundaries

Carrie Penrod My family has a habit of collecting strays. Animals and sometimes people.  Specifically...

A Black Friday deal too good to pass up

I am not much of a shopper. You might say I am like water and shopping is...

Sleep in heavenly peace? Eventually, I’ll give it a shot.

This is not an announcement. No timetable is forthcoming. I am merely admitting something that should be...

Another taxing question leads to more … and more

Some might be asking “What, there’s more?” Others might be wondering “Why?” If you...

The power of nostalgia in the Kentucky mountains

Jessica Bricker Isn’t it true that while so many things change, some things stay the same?

Angelkeep: The calendar, in December: It cometh and goeth

The trek across the driveway to the house after picking up items from the mailbox invariably includes sorting as to his and...

The process of letting go, step by step

Carrie Penrod I have a hard time letting go.  A few weeks ago (I am...