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Monday, May 29, 2017

JOHNNY ROBINSON: Forgotten Farmsteads

The rock piles are the first things I notice that tell me I'm in the vicinity of an old farmstead. They're made of stones...

JEFF ELL: Sometimes The Best Way to Find Something Is to Stop Looking For...

Every time I find a shed I do a happy dance. I’m glad no one sees me, because I’m not a very good dancer....

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Preparation—Part I

Everyone knows the familiar Boy Scout motto:  Be Prepared.  Whether we acknowledge it or not we are always thinking about preparation.  We spend the...

DICK BAYNTON: Brexit

On June 23rd, 2016, UK voters chose to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%. UK citizens in London, Northern Ireland and Scotland...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Knowledge Versus Wisdom

I recently read a definition of the difference between the two: Knowledge means knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting...

MIKE KEELER: Whatever Gets You Going?

As we roll into April, things are warming up out there. But that doesn't make it much easier to get out of bed... Humans have...

DICK BAYNTON: Let Freedom Ring

Both Democratic candidates for Virginia Governor recently spoke at a forum in Roanoke sponsored by the Virginia Education Association (VEA). These candidates seem to...

CAROLINE WATKINS: Don’t Worry Be Happy!

I thought this title of the late 1980's song made famous by Bobby McFerrin would inspire you to read my column - perhaps more...

LUCKY GARVIN: The Milk Door

One night now long ago, I fell into a profound slumber. The mists of my deepening sleep give way to the surreal clarity of dreaming....

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: The Risks of Anonymity

I’m not quite sure when reporting facts began to be cited as “from a source requesting anonymity because of not being authorized to speak.”...