What Do All Those People Do?
March 12, 2016 West Virginia’s state Department of Education has 566 employees overseeing public schools. That’s more than 10 for each county school system in the state. more »»
Grandkids Turn Page
March 12, 2016 Suddenly our newsroom is just about evenly balanced between employees who are parents and those who also are grandparents. more »»
Kicking The Can Again?
March 6, 2016 West Virginia legislators now know, if they didn’t previously, what it means to be between a rock and a hard place. Here’s the context: -- Our state is broke. more »»
Verna Pools Are Busy In March
March 6, 2016 A walk in any deciduous forest in early March is certain to reveal a variety of vernal pools. Every depression, large and small, fills with snow melt and rain. more »»
Collecting Less, Spending More?
March 5, 2016 If you think West Virginia’s fiscal problems are bad now, just wait ‘til next year. They could be worse if legislators accept the revenue assumptions in Gov. more »»
History We’d Rather Forget
March 5, 2016 It has become maddening. The he-said, she-said slingshot mudslinging is getting to all of us hoping to elect a worthwhile candidate for president of the United States this yea. more »»
Always Choose Best Seat
February 27, 2016 It felt good to sit and absorb the unique beauty of the church, my father’s childhood place of worship. My annual Lenten pilgrimage to St. more »»
Powering West Virginia's Energy Economy
February 22, 2016 West Virginia is no stranger to large-scale energy production. We have long been one of the nation’s largest energy producing states, and we are proud to power America. more »»
Observance Is About Our History, Not Anger
February 21, 2016 What’s your “boiling point?” If you’re in the age bracket of 10 to 25, your anger susceptibility is at its lowest; if you’re 40 to 60, your rage capacity is highest; if you’re above 60, your... more »»
Bird Cage Meets My Expectations
February 21, 2016 Back in December, I wrote about my new feeding station I call the “Bird Cage.” It is an enclosure designed to exclude deer and raccoons. more »»