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Driveabout American: Part Three

July 11, 2018 So far on our journey around America, I have taken you to Kentucky and then on to Texas. Next on our trip we returned to Mary’s and my hometown in the southwest forty-five years ago. more »»

Driveabout America: Part Two

July 4, 2018 Last week, I told you of the first stop on our vacation to visit the re-constructed Ark. That was only the beginning of our long planned Driveabout America adventure. more »»

Driveabout America: Part 1

June 27, 2018 For the last couple of years Mary and I have been planning to go on a Driveabout of America. more »»

Vanilla Coke

May 23, 2018 Recently, I wrote a short story describing a painting of the Lincoln Theater that Earl Yost has been working on for over a year. more »»

Letters And Words

May 9, 2018 I would guess that very few of you reading my story can identify the following word, Zaftig. more »»


April 25, 2018 The X-Files is a television program that delved into the world of mysterious and unknown things. more »»

Those who reach towards the sky

April 11, 2018 Recently in the news, there was a story about a man in California named Mike Hughes who designed and built a rocket. Mr. more »»

Through The Lens For March 14

March 14, 2018 Last week a story ran on the evening news told of a woman finding a bottle on the west coast of Australia. Now, finding a bottle along the ocean is probably not an unusual occurrence as you may think. more »»

Winter Weather

January 17, 2018 The unusual weather conditions prompted me to venture out, with my camera, to capture images created by the winter’s warm day. more »»

Chocolate Donuts

January 10, 2018 2018 calendars are being hung all over the world. With a fresh New Year, literally millions of people make their annual New Year’s resolutions. more »»

Another New Year is Upon Us

December 27, 2017 If you are like me, the thought of another year passing is hard to believe. And the reality is, in just a few days, 2018 will be upon u. more »»

Do You Hear What I Hear?

December 20, 2017 The title of my story gives you an idea that my words this week will be about Christmas Music. And when I ask if you hear what I hear, it is near impossible to answer “no” at this time of yea. more »»

Memories of Christmas Trees Past

December 13, 2017 Christmas is only a short time away, and most of us have been busily preparing for the special day. For most of us, part of that preparation is the custom of bringing a Christmas tree into our home. more »»

Mayor Robert Bruce

December 6, 2017 Recently I attended a ceremony to honor a man whose name many of us recognize — Robert Bruce. The ceremony was held on a dark and cold Sunday evening at the Wetzel County Museu. more »»

Memories of Radio Tubes

November 29, 2017 Recently Mary and I traveled to an antique flea market in nearby Pennsylvania. It has been many years since we attended the antique fair, and it has changed since were there 20 years ago. more »»

Along The Way, Lessons Learned

November 15, 2017 Each of us, most likely, has been influenced by teachers. They are those people who chose to make educating others their life’s work. more »»

Ektachrome and Me

November 1, 2017 As those of you who have read my stories for the last dozen years know, I enjoy photography. That simple fact is why I named my column, “Through the Lens. more »»

The Thunder Returned

October 4, 2017 If you were anywhere near the downtown area this weekend, you heard the unmistakable sounds of racing boats. more »»

Party Lines, Porch Swings and Screen Doors

September 20, 2017 I grew up in a time when party lines, porch swings and screen doors were very much part of most people’s homes. more »»

The Legend of Dick Brookhover’s Elephants

September 13, 2017 In July, I wrote a story about the great elephant race on Main Street. more »»



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