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Friday, August 18, 2017

“One”

“One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.” I went online to read the rest of the lyrics of that classic song by Three Dog...

Stopping America’s Destruction Requires Your Participation

(Following is an excerpt from the speech I gave at the July 4th Tea Party protest in Roanoke.) For my column and my radio show,...

The Great Big Blessing of Garden Beans

Nothing signifies summer and gardening, for me, more than beans.  Perhaps it is because my earliest memories of gardening are in a large garden...

Bits and Pieces from Garvin Land

At Home . . . My Sabrina cares for birds and animals more than she cares for most humans. She routinely visits animal stores and...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Island Fish Stew

The Happy Chef is on vacation this week but not so much so that she wasn't willing to phone in a great recipe she...

Taking One for the Team Came Easy for PH Player

Gary Wayne Fitzgerald, a senior second baseman for the Patrick Henry High School baseball team recently completed a record setting season.  While fellow infielder...

Lessons From The Apiary

I was 8 years old when the bees came. We picked them up at the post office. They were housed in a wooden and screen...

Disney-Pixar Elevates to New Heights with “Up”

I am a big fan of movies.  Sometimes it’s the story.  Sometimes it’s the artistry and photography.  Sometimes it’s that I can relate to a...

Ordinary Happiness: Not Available from Amazon or eBay

My wife nudged me on the plane coming into O'hare as she handed me the Wall Street Journal. "Read this" she said, knowing I'd...

The Korean War and Roanoke’s Wonju Sisterhood

As Roanoke, Virginia and Wonju, South Korea approach their 45th anniversary of their Sister City connection, I decided to learn how Wonju gained prominence...