Jobs are saved, for now

Jobs are saved, for now

“Just the facts, ma’am.” You have to be a person of my generation to remember that line from the old “Dragnet” TV show. ...

December 25th, 2016 updated: December 25th, 2016. |  


A Christmas of magic and variety

The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. I remember the shiny gloss of a purple-and-white J.C. Higgins bicycle at age 8. The next year w...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Is your Christmas ‘complicated’ this year?

Is your Christmas ‘complicated’ this year?

The movie is on the “Hallmark Channel.” It could just as easily be on “Lifetime, “Up,” or other TV networks this Christm...

December 18th, 2016 updated: December 18th, 2016. |  


Putting it up, one more year

Putting it up, one more year

One of the casualties of Hurricane Matthew was a huge pine tree at the edge of the yard at my sister’s home down at Clement. The tree fell acros...

December 11th, 2016 updated: December 11th, 2016. |  


Because I wanted to

Because I wanted to

Every day, when I went to work, it felt like I was in a prison. Well, it was because I actually was.It was my very first job after graduating from col...

December 4th, 2016 |  


How uncanny

How uncanny

When I think of food being pickled, the first image that pops in my mind is, well, pickles. You know the sour cucumbers in the Vlasic jar?“Ew, w...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 2016. |  


Heading into the fourth quarter

Heading into the fourth quarter

The political season is finally over. (I know, it’s never ever really over.) But there’s another season that is heading toward its own con...

November 27th, 2016 updated: November 27th, 2016. |  


That’s what I am

That’s what I am

Normally people start by introducing themselves by giving all the general infomation — their name, how old they are, place of birth, favorite co...

November 25th, 2016 updated: November 25th, 2016. |  


Say ‘thanks’ this Thanksgiving

Say ‘thanks’ this Thanksgiving

“Who is going to say thanks?” That may be a question asked at the dinner table before the big meal this Thanksgiving. After the blessing i...

November 20th, 2016 updated: November 20th, 2016. |  


The power of the ballot box

The power of the ballot box

Well, I was right about one thing. I told people that the sun would still come up Wednesday morning, and it did. The skies were cloudy, but the sun wa...

November 13th, 2016 updated: November 13th, 2016. |