What is going to set your attitude in 2018?

Another year is almost done and many of you, like me, will take a few minutes and look back at 2017 to decide just...

Finding Christmas Joy

For many of us the story is familiar.  For others it may introduce us to a new set of characters.  Dr. Luke, the writer of...

It’s a dog’s life

Almost a year ago, we were given a free puppy, the one of my dreams, a non-shedding, small dog that likes children and adults,...

A man and belief that is revolutionary

This month we will celebrate the birth of a revolutionary. This past year we have seen many take the reputation as being revolutionaries. There...

Keeping hope and sisu alive

After traveling 1,200 miles, seeing dozens of relatives and eating two Thanksgiving feasts along with gallons of coffee, we are back in the Black...

Giving thanks with laughter and tears

Thanksgiving is a time for wonderful food, lots of football on television, board games and quality time with family.  It is an opportunity to...

It’s a time to give thanks, especially for veterans

My son said, “Mom, I’m surprised you’re reading that book,” when I mentioned to him some of the details from Lone Survivor, which recounts...

What growing up really is about

“You'll never grow up/ You're never gonna be a man/ Peter Pan” These are the words to Kelsea Ballerini’s song “Peter Pan.”  It’s kind of...

Perhaps a sign for the times is in order

I think a new sign should be erected, maybe next to the existing sign on the corner of East Main St. and Major Lake...

Winter will be cold, be prepared

As Wallace Stevens warns, “one must have a mind of winter.” Cold weather is coming. I’m sure many snowbirds have already left the area and...