Little Things

I was visiting with a friend the other day. He is a gifted and sophisticated professional. In the course of our conversation I asked how things were g...

August 24th, 2016 |  

Along the Road

Along the Road

There is stretch of highway which is most familiar to me. It reaches from the front of any abandoned store building in the Watervale Community in Smit...

August 17th, 2016 |  

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. And I must admit, my thoughts of Mother’s Day have changed over the years. For the fifth time, my mother will be a...

May 4th, 2016 |  

Sixty-Five and counting

Sixty-Five and counting

Ok, I turn 65 this week. That’s right, sixty-five. The big six five, three score and five, a half century plus 15, five dozen and 5. Any way you...

March 30th, 2016 |  

Inside RBS High School

Inside RBS High School

Next week is finals week at Red Boiling Springs High School. Starting Monday, December 8 thru Thursday, December 17, finals will be given for certain ...

December 9th, 2015 |  

Green Walnuts and Tobacco Gum

Last fall, while on a hike in the Brim Hollow, I picked up a bucket-full of green walnuts. My first thought was to dump them on my concrete driveway a...

December 2nd, 2015 |  

A Thanksgiving Poem

I’m thankful for dirt roads, and winding creeks,And rolling hills and mountain peaks.For a great big, blue sky, and a bird on the wing,For the l...

November 25th, 2015 |  

The feel of late Fall

I love this time of the year. It has been documented in other columns I have written. Cooler nights are upon us. Soon the weatherman will be warning o...

November 18th, 2015 |  

Giving Thanks with a grateful heart

Giving Thanks with a grateful heart

“Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm...

November 11th, 2015 |  

Gathering Corn; a thing of the past

My earliest memories of a cornfield take me back to a time when I was four years old. In those days my father harvested corn by hand. The process was ...

November 4th, 2015 |