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Stop Overcorrecting Your Life

Self-improvement has a dark side, and you've probably already fallen for it. Do you often second guess yourself? I do it all the time, especially when I've made up my mind and then you see someone has a different view.I was taught at at early age to not let someone else make up my mind for me. ...

Through The Lens: In Search Of The Green Dragon

Long before the Lord of the Rings or The Game of Thrones were commonly known, there was the story of the Guardians of the Green Dragon. I presume you may not have heard the story unless you grew up in my old neighborhood. It is a tale of adventure and battles with horse weed swords and ...

Mother’s Day Tribute

If you're a young person, we can tell you one certainty about your relationship with your mother. You haven't done enough to thank her.If you're an older person, we have a slightly different thing to say. Whatever you will do, it will never be enough for everything she's done for you.In each ...

Through The Lens: Albert’s Reflection

I have to confess that during my home confinement, I have discovered my IQ has increased. Well, at least I feel like I have become a little smarter. Before you laugh at my observation, ask yourself, 'Has my home confinement increased my intelligence?' The answer is easy, when you wake up in the ...

Contagious Stupidity – The Year The Squirrels Went Berserk

No, this isn't an article on politics. This one's about driving. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the world's greatest driver. I attribute this to my short attention plan. You see, no one designs cars with enough mirrows or window space to see everything going on around you. Last week I had ...

Life Is Good

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.Yes,it was my birthday a couple weeks back. And, yes, I was 39 again. I've been 39 now quite a few times but like age, as mentioned above, ...

Through The Lens: Wish of the Dandelions

Our stay at home lifestyle due to the virus gives us a chance to enjoy the greening of this season's trees and plants. For many of us, this time of year also brings on the yearly battle with allergies. Pollen from trees and grasses causes the unpleasantness of sneezing and coughs. Each time you ...

Where’s The Basket?

That was the big question on a lot of kids mind this past week as another Easter has come and gone. Most traditional families celebrate Easter as a reminder of renewal, of life restored with the Christian promise of eternal life, through Jesus Christ' death, burial and resurrection.Kids get ...

Through The Lens: I Need Your Help

For several months I have been researching our community's history in regards to subjects that I have an interest in writing about. Now, here's the part where I need your help.Since we all are self-confined for a while, I am asking you to spend some of that time looking through your old family ...

One “Flu” Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Effective last week most areas of exercise, including the walking trails in Paden City and Sistersville were closed. For many, it seems to be an extreme measure, but to others it had to happen. However it really does seem extreme, especially when walking trails provide the best and safest place ...