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Look back but move forward

January 6, 2014 Stepping into 2014 is certainly a time for reflection over the past year; however, rather than dwell on the past, we must look ahead to what the new year holds. more »»

Reading is fundamental

December 27, 2013 As we head into another new year, there are many areas to which we can shift our focus for those infamous resolutions. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 20, 2013 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

Pick up the pen and write a note

December 13, 2013 As Christmas quickly approaches, I faithfully check the mailbox every day for those beautiful Christmas cards. more »»

Not sure if traffic lights are best fit

November 29, 2013 As many of you know, I travel Route 340 each day from Harpers Ferry to work here in Shepherdstown. I am sure that many of you travel that highway to and from work as wel. more »»

Don't think 'It can't happen to me.'

November 22, 2013 In sitting down this week with the director of the Jefferson County Community Ministries, I learned more than I ever imagined about the number of people within our county's borders that need... more »»

The greatest gift

November 18, 2013 As we head into the holiday season, I am hearing (and asking) “What would you like for Christmas?” and while there are many pictures running through my head of nice jewelry, clothes, maybe even a... more »»

It's more than courtesy to respond

November 8, 2013 R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," which means "please reply. more »»

The things that catch one's eye

November 1, 2013 I spent a pleasant hour last week enjoying lunch with members of the Lifelong Learning program at Shepherd University. more »»

Time to prepare for the winter

October 25, 2013 Temperatures are dropping outside and the local Emergency Management department has issued a freeze watch for the coming evenings. more »»

We must all join forces against cancer

October 22, 2013 The month of October is known for so many things...fall colors, Halloween and so much more. It is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. more »»

Perseverance despite shutdown

October 14, 2013 Kudos to Freedom's Run organizers who are moving ahead with the annual event despite the childish behavior of our federal government in continuing with the shutdown of the area's national parks. more »»

Putting the worst face to the public

October 4, 2013 We are in Day 2 of the government shut down and the idiocy of this entire situation is mind-boggling. more »»

Is it a blessing or a curse?

September 27, 2013 In attempt to lighten up the editorial page this week, I ask the above question with regard to: snooze buttons. more »»

Draw faith and comfort where you may

September 20, 2013 The past week or so offered several occasions to test my personal faith and the existence of a faith-based belief system in general. more »»

A moment frozen in time

September 13, 2013 It is Sept. 11 that I pen these words and in doing, remember the day 12 years ago when events took place that we thought would never happen on American soil. more »»

Shouldn't we err on the side of caution?

September 6, 2013 An incident that happened in Jefferson County last week left many parents, your editor included, wondering exactly what the Jefferson County board of Education was thinking. more »»

Commercialism on a grand scale

August 30, 2013 Let me start by saying that I love Christmas! It is nearly September and I have already begun storing some gifts as I try to space out shopping to make it more affordable. more »»

Who's reality is this?

August 23, 2013 Each month I write a check to Comcast for cable television and shake my head in wonder at why I continue to do it. more »»

Parents need to stay involved with kids

August 16, 2013 The age old adage that time passes more quickly the older you get is more true everyday. more »»



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