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The Untold Story

December 21, 2010 This Christmas season my family and I have made the time to watch a few of the classic holiday movies and television shows. We started off with White Christmas, one of my favorites. more »»

Input, Output

December 14, 2010 Monday morning as I walked into the living room Joellen said excitedly, “Mommy, can we get this thing that connects your DS to the television or a big computer? It brings the whole family together!... more »»


December 8, 2010 There are not enough words or space to adequately express all my feelings surrounding Magnolia High?School’s win Friday night to become the Class AA West Virginia Football Champions! I... more »»

The Best Reality Show

December 1, 2010 I’ve always enjoyed watching sports, but it seems my desire has increased dramatically in the past few months -- in no small part thanks to the success of the Magnolia Blue Eagles. more »»

Giving Thanks

November 24, 2010 For most of us Thanksgiving means sitting around a table and enjoying a meal with turkey as the centerpiece, hopefully with family and friends. more »»

Too Early?

November 17, 2010 I have heard a lot of discussion this year about how early is too early to put up Christmas decorations. It seems like there are essentially two lines of thought. more »»

15 Minutes Of Fame

November 3, 2010 Have you ever come across a familiar name or person in an unexpected place? It’s always a bit shocking and exciting. more »»

It’s The Microwave’s Fault

October 19, 2010 I blame the microwave. That nifty little quick-heating device in virtually all of our homes and offices may have started the end of civility as we once knew it. more »»

On An Adventure

October 13, 2010 Last week I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Flatwoods, W.Va. While my husband attended a conference, Joellen and I found various ways to pass the time. more »»

Where Have All The Sitcoms Gone?

September 28, 2010 I don’t watch much television these days. I don’t really have time for it, but most importantly I don’t usually have control over the programming my set offers. more »»

Always Busy

September 21, 2010 It seems like we’re always busy. . . 24/7/365. I bet you know the feeling. There is always something to do or somewhere to go, or both. more »»

Safety Rules

September 8, 2010 “You can ride any ride but the swings, those aren’t safe. Someone fell off of them earlier.” “I heard someone fell off of the Ferris whee. more »»

Bad News / Good News

September 1, 2010 Someone told me the other day, “No offense, but I don’t buy the newspaper or watch television news because it’s all bad news. more »»

The Sound Of Music

August 25, 2010 I love music. more »»

End Of Summer Blues

August 18, 2010 It seems like every year by about mid-August I get in a funk. I’m just irritable and not very happy. Honestly, I don’t like being this way as I’m generally an upbeat person. more »»

If I Had A Million Dollars

July 28, 2010 A week or so ago our office radio broadcast the tune “If I?Had A Million Dollars” by the Barenaked Ladies, a Canadian band. more »»

A Sign?

July 20, 2010 Whenever I am covering an event for the Wetzel Chronicle that involves a lot of photos and movement, like a festival or a parade, I usually keep a notecard or folded piece of paper in my pocket to... more »»

Fair Season

July 14, 2010 It’s summer and the fairs and festival are everywhere. Personally, I love attending various events and one of my favorites is happening this Saturday in New Martinsville. more »»

The Mighty Marauders

July 7, 2010 Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. —Helen Keller My cousins, the Montville Marauders can certainly say that they are living life, even by Helen Keller’s standards. more »»

Montville Marauders

June 30, 2010 If you are reading this column on Wednesday, then almost half-a-world away some relatives of mine are either preparing for or beginning the journey of their lives. more »»



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