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Small-Town Stories Can Be Twisted, Not Hushed

November 26, 2014 I am still waiting to be bribed. Despite 50-some years of news writing, I have yet to be slipped the magical plain white envelope stuffed with crisp new bills. No, wait. more »»

 
 
 
What Does Having A Hero Mean?

November 23, 2014 Who is your hero? When I was a pre-adolescent I wanted to be like Mickey Mantle, the New York Yankees great home run hitter. I joined a throng of neighborhood boys for regular baseball game. more »»

Author Thankful For Many Things

November 23, 2014 This past year has delivered many things to my doorstep, some that weren’t so good, but many things that I am very grateful for, and what better time to reflect on those things, and all the people i... more »»

Remember To Give Thanks

November 23, 2014 Each year as Thanksgiving approaches I thank God for the people who came before me and made me what I am today. I sincerely believe that there are no accident. more »»

The Pet Pen

November 22, 2014 I was in Atlanta at the end of October for the Cat Writers’ Association conference and received a copy of a new Christmas DVD, “A Belle for Christmas,” presented by Anchor Bay Entertainment. more »»

Editor's Note

November 22, 2014 As Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near, emails pile into my inbox like snowflakes on the driveway. more »»

A Lakewood Lens

November 22, 2014 The truth is that when you drag the boxes up from the basement full of glass pumpkins and cloth napkins and the gravy server, you’re dragging up history. It’s your history. Your collective dus. more »»

Hometown History

November 21, 2014 A very recent donation reminds us that many of our readers will be thinking of and looking for recipes for the upcoming holiday season. A number of local cookbooks arrived with a few other items. more »»

Highlights And Happenings

November 20, 2014 This weekend, the success of the local arts community will be measured from a scale of zero to infinity. The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts program will hold its 16th birthday celebration at 7 p. more »»

The Butter, The Cup, The Can Opener: Home

November 19, 2014 Natalie got “sappy.” Getting “sappy” is her description for my ventures into sentimentality. more »»

Waiting For Tomorrow

November 16, 2014 I recall a day when I walked into one of the local watering holes I have frequented periodically in my day and saw a sign hanging on the wall with the advertisement, “Free Beer Tomorrow” on it. more »»

View From Hickory Heights

November 16, 2014 The other night my granddaughter and I were talking. I am not exactly sure how the topic of pens came up, but it did. more »»

A Lakewood Lens

November 15, 2014 Here’s something to be grateful for: your back. The same back that has been carting you around your whole life, empowering you to open doors, to sit up, bend over, lie down and reach for a beer. more »»

Editor's Note

November 15, 2014 When we bought our home in February, I looked forward to having my own garage more than just about anything else. While growing up, my parents had a garage and I had a car. more »»

Days Of Future Past

November 13, 2014 Thirteen years can seem like the blink of an eye to some, and a lifetime to others. more »»

The No-Sweat October Geezer Deer Hunt

November 12, 2014 During three warm-weather October days, I took a rifle and a four-wheeler down over the hill below our house, seeking to kill an antlerless deer. I did not kill a deer. more »»

Insurance Vs. Pharmacy: Why Can’t They Just Get Along?

November 10, 2014 Q: I have used the same pharmacy for years, and I just was told my insurance no longer participates with that pharmacy. more »»

Unfair Labels

November 9, 2014 A viable yet often undisclosed component of poverty is the mental and emotional state of our children. more »»

The Corn Was As High As An Elephant’s Eye

November 9, 2014 For years we planted corn on our farm. That was a very labor-intensive process. First, the land had to be plowed. Next came disking. more »»

Smart Living

November 9, 2014 Nobody wants to live in poverty, but that’s just what happens to some people when they get seriously sick or hurt. more »»

A Day To Honor And Appreciate

November 9, 2014 Another Nov. more »»

 
 

Black Friday at Cross Roads November 29, 2014

Open both Friday & Saturday - Santa's coming to town. Sales galore. more »

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