Reasons to be thankful

November 26, 2004 How blessed we are to live in Batesville. I hope the world has lots of hometowns like ours. I find it hard to believe it has many better ones.

Learning from others

November 26, 2004 Most of us find ourselves faced with mountains of messages via the Internet. So many times I don't have time to read them and only scan their contents.

20 minutes of nothing

November 23, 2004 A week ago, as I sat in church and listened to the sermon with the rest of the congregation, our pastor asked us to try the unthinkable: reserving 20 minutes each day of the upcoming week to doing

Daily blessings

November 22, 2004 Last week Sheila Foley called to tell me about her annual Thanksgiving play at West Elementary. The night of the play, my daughter called: Brittany: Hi Mom, what are you doing?

Another runestone found

November 18, 2004 Last week's column pointed out several reasons the famous Kensington Runestone could not be a hoax.

No butts about it

November 18, 2004 If anyone had told me when I was 18 that years later I would quit smoking by laying on a table and allowing a huntin' and fishin' lovin' country boy stick needles all over my body, I'd've thought t