The days following President Kennedy’s death

The days following President Kennedy’s death

John F. Kennedy had a profound effect on all of us not yet encumbered with stone-hard impressions of what a President should be. He was endowed with s...

November 16th, 2018 |  


The difficulty in making Dad proud

The difficulty in making Dad proud

I spent my entire life trying to find ways to make my dad proud.And, for the better part of my life, I figured I was failing miserably in that regard....

November 15th, 2018 |  


What’s happening in Perry Township?

How to house all our township equipment over the winter was a point of discussion by our Perry Township Trustees during their Nov. 12 board meeting. T...

November 14th, 2018 |  



Will the circle be unbroken?

Will the circle be unbroken?

It is only a six-foot circle of wood.The rough piece of old oak from the rural Clinch Mountains of Tennessee had called a historic church in Nashville...

November 14th, 2018 |  


Beyond crazy in America

The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we though...

November 13th, 2018 |  


Is the ‘Empress Tree’ a tree or a weed?

Is the ‘Empress Tree’ a tree or a weed?

We often get questions about a tree called the “Purple Empress” (Paulownia tomentosa) from people who have seen the tree in bloom or in ma...

November 12th, 2018 |  


My brief, ill-fated political career

My brief, ill-fated political career

I had a lot of bad ideas in college.Many of them came about after a night of imbibing.Most of them were ill-fated attempts to impress a girl.All of th...

November 8th, 2018 |  


Rural residents grapple with shifting long-term care system

Across the nation, Americans are making tough decisions about long-term health care for themselves and their loved ones. Access to a level of care tha...

November 8th, 2018 |  


How dogs perceive the world

How dogs perceive the world

“Dog training affirms that his natural instincts and skills can be encouraged and developed.” UnknownIn my early years as a dog trainer, I...

November 6th, 2018 |  


Is something wrong with your pine tree?

Is something wrong with your pine tree?

Is your white pine tree dying? Perhaps, but probably not. Let’s take a close look at your tree and see if there’s anything to worry about,...

November 5th, 2018 |