Reaction to prayer

July 7, 2006 Independence Day gave me the occasion to re-evaluate my reaction to a prayer I heard in an out-of-town church I was visiting some 15 or 20 years ago.

Knothole Gang etc.

July 6, 2006 The annual Cousins Reunion has to be one of the most unique family reunions in the world, and the 19th version takes place Friday and Saturday.

Program worth noting

July 5, 2006 I read a piece last week in the Newport Independent about a literacy project called “A Bookcase for Every Child.”

A true redneck

June 27, 2006 As I write my column for this week on Monday, I’m feeling pretty ... well, I guess you might say, “well done.”

Family Adventure

June 27, 2006 My family and I were invited to take in some of the new sites that are enticing visitors to Branson, Mo.