Fair among the most memorable
August 19, 2012 The 141st-annual Jefferson County Fair is turning out to be one of the most memorable in my 37 years of covering the event, as my grandchildren — Jessie, Matthew, Jackson and Maggie — got to... more »»
So where do I fit in athletically?
August 12, 2012 There was a time when I would have watched the Olympics and been inspired to at least do a sit-up or two. But at 54, I think I have peaked athletically. more »»
Fair time signals a busy time
August 12, 2012 Can you believe it? The Jefferson County Fair is here. 4-H members will be receiving hard-earned awards for work done on their projects at 6 p.m. today at the Rozsa Pavilion. more »»
A week spent surviving three things
August 5, 2012 Since I last wrote for this space, I’ve survived three things: ¯ A power outage of some duration, which in my book is anything that lasts an hour; ¯ The continued unexplained disappearance of my... more »»
Working is not always a choice
August 5, 2012 Being a mom is one of the most wonderful, yet demanding jobs in the world. Most who have children also have jobs that actually bring home a paychec. more »»
How do you feel about some advice?
August 5, 2012 How do you feel about getting advice? If unasked for and given at an improper time, it can be frustrating. If it is given with the person’s best interest at heart, it can be really welcome. more »»
Senseless tragedy affects the nation
July 29, 2012 My heart hurts. When I think about the victims of the Colorado theater shooting, I get tears in my eyes. I can’t begin to imagine what the families of those wounded and those dead are going throug. more »»
Alumni association going strong
July 22, 2012 It is mind boggling for me to realize that the Smithfield High School Alumni Association has been in existence for 110 years — since 1902, as a matter of fac. more »»