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Gazing Globes? Take Tea Within Our Chicken Run

May 18, 2016 Yes, that is a gazing globe sitting on a stand in the middle of our chicken run. Yes, we are weird. Before last week, I never even knew that gazing globes existe. more »»

What’s The Deal With ...

May 15, 2016 Sometimes I look at my world through the long-running television series “Seinfeld” as I see a little bit of myself in each of the main characters and relate to some of the situations those character... more »»

Shouldn’t Common Courtesy Day Be Every Day?

May 15, 2016 One day as I made my morning commute, I heard the people on the radio discussing that it was Common Courtesy Day. I never knew there was such a day. Off and on, they mentioned some common courtesie. more »»

‘White Men’ Headline Brings Attention To Drug Issue

May 15, 2016 I was startled to hear the conclusions of a study that stated ‘‘white men’’ of middle age have a shorter life expectancy. more »»

The King Of Pancakes

May 15, 2016 When I remember my grandfather Carl Victor Forsberg, who came here from Hallefors, Varmland, Sweden, I see him standing by the kitchen stove in his gray flannel pajamas and robe. more »»

Champion Animals

May 14, 2016 I knew we would enjoy our visit to Richmond, Va., but I never dreamed I’d see so many gorgeous animals — not only dogs, but horses, cows, sheep and pigs — all at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. more »»

Camp Onyahsa: It’s The Only Place For Me

May 14, 2016 I took a ride around the lake the other day and what I liked most was visiting the places that loom so large in my memory. more »»

Editor's Note

May 14, 2016 For those of you who don’t know, Scott Shelters, city editor, has left The Post- Journal. He was hired in 2011 as a reporter and became an editor in 2012. more »»

I Have Learned To Not Detest Cats

May 11, 2016 How would you feel if you suddenly grew a third arm? I did not grow a third arm. But I no longer detest cats. more »»

The Zen Of The Johnson Aunts

May 8, 2016 Throughout my life, I would visit my three paternal aunts who lived in adjacent houses on a Southside hill in Jamestown. more »»

Calling For Mother

May 8, 2016 “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mama, Mama, Mama, Ma, Ma…” That’s one of Sally’s ringtones on her phone that she sometimes uses notifying her that our son, Jon, is calling her. more »»

When Mother Is A Best Friend

May 8, 2016 Think about your relationship with your mother. How do you view her? Is she your best friend and ally? I think when children are young they do not fully appreciate the concept of motherhood. more »»

Editor's Note

May 7, 2016 The seven-month-old niece of my co-worker Sallie Walker made a special visit to The Post-Journal on Wednesday. more »»

One Word For A Mother

May 7, 2016 I was trying to think of a word that perfectly exemplifies motherhood, but how do you wrap up a lifetime of love and commitment and put it into one little word? But then I stumbled upon the word... more »»

You’re Not A Hobbit — Don’t Live In A Hole

May 4, 2016 Have you ever had a bad day that left you feeling like you’ve been dropped into a deep, deep hole that seems to be a million feet down? I’ve had one of those days. more »»

Some Conspiracy Theorists Mentally Ill, Others Not

May 1, 2016 Conspiracy theories ... real or contrived? Perhaps President Kennedy’s assassination opened up the doors for conspiracy believers to have a place at the table. more »»

The Legend Behind Our Local Legends

May 1, 2016 Over the past year or so, Jamestown has sadly bid farewell to Jim McCusker, Jim Roselle, and most recently Post-Journal sports editor Jim Riggs. more »»

It All Began With An Old Silver Trombone

May 1, 2016 When the children were in elementary school, they each in turn opted to learn to play a musical instrument. Todd had to choose first, since he was a year older. more »»

Editor's Note

April 30, 2016 I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately, but not in a doom-and-gloom sense of the word. more »»

The Two ‘H’ Words: Husbands And Home Improvement

April 30, 2016 My mother kept telling me to watch the HGTV show “Fixer-Upper,” saying what a cute couple it is that runs around Waco, Texas, making masterpieces out of houses most of us would drive by. more »»

 
 
 

 

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