Civil War at Christmastime

December 27, 2013 One hundred fifty years ago, both the Yankee and Confederate armies were preparing to spend another Christmas away from home. While Confederates were amassing in …

Thanks for the lesson, Phil

December 26, 2013 Just recently, Phil Robertson was suspended from the popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty” for openly stating that he does not support gay marriage, something he …

Acting on some good intentions

December 26, 2013 Daris Howard “Life’s Outtakes” My dad used to say that good intentions are never enough; they must be acted upon. Still, …

Deep in the bowels of password hell

December 26, 2013 Will Durst “Raging Moderate” As the new year approaches, many of us in the brotherhood of computer clumsoids (and our number …

Powerful Christmas lesson

December 24, 2013 Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com.   The entire country pauses on Dec. 25, as Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, …

Maya Angelou overcame much

December 23, 2013 Dr. Ken Bridges “History Minute” No one would have imagined what would become of the small, 3-year-old girl when she arrived …

The true meaning of community

December 20, 2013 During the recent storm, our home and property like everyone’s in the area was covered with snow and ice. That also included the outside work …