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Monday, July 24, 2017

Our Take: Changes at RCPS are Needed to Help Those Who Need it...

Roanoke City Schools have been battling for the past few years to make a comeback: closing unneeded schools, shuffling attendance zones, changing superintendents, trying...

From Cellophane to Brick Wall – How I Got My Identity Back

For the most part, I have lived most of my life "under the radar."  As a child I was so painfully shy that I...

Gunny and Tessa

Now that I’m older, people often ask me when I’m going to retire. I tell them, “When I stop loving it, I’ll stop doing...

Shy as a Violet?

Whoever coined the phrase “shy as a violet” must have had little experience with that delicate denizen of the woods and meadows. My recent...

Preacher’s Corner: Celebrating All That We Have

Gosh, the time has so rapidly come and gone.  Just five years ago on June 14th my family and I celebrated our 1st Sunday at...

Extension Connection: A Simple and Delicious Way to Enjoy Seasonal Foods

Last weekend I purchased “Roasting Vegetables in a Bag” from a farmer’s market.  In the bag were kale leaves, new potatoes, kohlrabi, green beans,...

A Father’s Day Poem For Dad

For all the times you made me hold that darned ladder; For all the times you said, "if you throw that tennis racquet again, we're...

Hey Coach! No One’s Calling Me Back…

Readers: A dad and I have been emailing recently.  He’s extremely involved in his daughter’s recruiting.  I believe he’s at the point where he may...

The Joy of Still Livin’ in Roanoke

Whenever I run into him on the trails of Mill Mountain we chat for a few minutes. I admire his old dog. We let...

Waiting for Fireflies

It’s that time again.  Time for the fireflies to arrive.  Every year I find myself anxiously anticipating the first sighting and last week ---...