A lesson on impeachment

A lesson on impeachment

Democrats in the House of Representatives seem determined to impeach President Donald Trump. That makes this a good time to refresh our memories about...

November 12th, 2019 |  


The most important decision

The most important decision

It was a blessing to be able to travel to Israel in June of 2001.Four of us had worked hard to organize the trip – three ministers and me. At on...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Young trees need your attention in fall

Young trees need your attention in fall

If you have a home orchard, this is the time of year to start protecting young fruit trees from deer damage. Landscape trees like crabapple, weeping c...

November 11th, 2019 |  



Veterans may thrive despite TBI

Veterans may thrive despite TBI

Veterans Day has traditionally been a time for Americans to pause and thank the men and women who, through many years and too many conflicts, have hel...

November 9th, 2019 |  


Military marches on its stomach

Military marches on its stomach

At times the veterans I interview mention chow, grub, mess and the cooks who prepared their food.There is no definitive answer on who first expressed ...

November 8th, 2019 |  


You can’t fool a tree

You can’t fool a tree

As much as you might wish for a particular tree, and no matter how much that tree appeals to you, you can’t fool it into thriving in growing con...

November 5th, 2019 |  


Scary tales from long ago

Scary tales from long ago

In Thursday’s print edition this week we published a story about Justin Brown, a local paranormal investigator. It is not the kind of story we p...

November 2nd, 2019 |  


I am not a Communist — a T-shirt I need to purchase

I am not a Communist — a T-shirt I need to purchase

Like most red-blooded Americans, I own way too many T-shirts. I probably have over 40 T-shirts in every conceivable color (but mostly gray), with ever...

October 29th, 2019 |  


No need to travel for great eats

No need to travel for great eats

Like most people, I’ve eaten some lousy stuff over the years. That may be one of the reasons my blood sugar is so high.A few years ago, during m...

October 28th, 2019 |  


Fighting the honeysuckle invasion

Fighting the honeysuckle invasion

Several years ago I realized that our farm was being invaded by Japanese Honeysuckle, an aggressive shrub that takes over and smothers everything in i...

October 28th, 2019 |