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Honoring those who gave all

May 29, 2016 Ah, here I sit, at home in the middle of a three-day weekend (I hope ... I am writing this at an unnamed point earlier in the week. more »»

Struggling with the updates

May 29, 2016 This is being written by a very irritated female. I have been fighting for days with the nasty computer that lives in my office. more »»

Plant seeds of generosity too

May 29, 2016 I have always heard that the best time to plant your veggies and flowers is after Mother’s Day. This year it is a little different with all the rain and cool days that we have been having. more »»

Shibori dyeing, part three: Green first, then blue?

May 29, 2016 When the sample pieces of shibori came out of the dye vat, they were initially an odd shade of green. more »»

'A Day at the Playground' theme in busy life

May 29, 2016 * Roll out of bed around 5:45 a.m. and put final touches on an email to the MOV Chamber members. more »»

Painted bunting excites Okla. hunter

May 29, 2016 I’m often asked why I love birds. The answer is simple: they please my eyes, ears, and brain. Even common backyard birds are eye candy. Give me chickadees, or give me death. more »»

History of Memorial Day

May 29, 2016 I had another column in mind for today until I realized tomorrow is Memorial Day. That reminded me of some clippings I had saved from a newsletter I once received, speaking to just that day. more »»

Gala raises money for cemetery

May 28, 2016 Parkersburg’s version of “Downton Abbey” raised $9,000 last Saturday for the restoration and preservation of Riverview Cemetery in the 1300 block of Juliana Stree. more »»

Parkersburg's Klondike saga continues

May 28, 2016 Last week’s item about the men from Parkersburg on a quest for Alaskan gold continues with a letter from Dr. Rolla Camden sent from St. Michaels, Alaska, Sept. more »»

X-Men’s popularity has shifted

May 26, 2016 History has repeated itself, and been rewritten, in the “X-Men” movie franchise. more »»

Bring on the school grades

May 23, 2016 Many parents don’t understand the gobbledygook bureaucrats use in evaluating the quality of schools. But they understand the A-to-F grading system perfectly. A means really goo. more »»

My advice to Donald Trump

May 23, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»

'The Second Arrival,' a review of a streaming film

May 23, 2016 I don’t understand the allure of Charlie Sheen. But Charlie Sheen has a brother. Maybe a few. I dunno. more »»

Teachers make a difference

May 22, 2016 Last week, I was asked to speak during the Wood Whispers awards luncheon in Parkersburg. more »»

Fewer tariffs would boost U.S. industry

May 22, 2016 Just over 50 years ago in a river town in southeastern Ohio, a high-tech polymer called Udel PSU was produced for the very first time. more »»

Is it time for summer/grilling season yet?

May 22, 2016 Is everyone okay? No frozen fingers, ears or nose? Who would have thought that Mother Nature would be so mean as to slap us with some of those temperatures the last couple of weeks. more »»

Guides for great grilling for all cuts meat

May 22, 2016 Continuing from last week’s article on grilling —I don’t want you to think that I am an expert on grilling, but I do read a lot about cooking and baking, and one is never too old to learn. more »»

Shibori Dyeing: Part Two: Into the dye

May 22, 2016 In the shibori dyeing class I was taking at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, we had each worked to create a variety of strange-looking cloth bundles during the first hour of the class, and... more »»

Suspense novels to keep the guessing

May 22, 2016 Get some new suspense and mystery for your spring and summer reading! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline tells a story of genetics and donors in “Most Wanted” (St. Martins, $27.99. more »»

17-year periodical cicada has returned

May 22, 2016 It’s not often insects make news, but for weeks I’ve been hearing and reading about the imminent emergence of 17-year periodical cicadas. more »»



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