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Thursday, June 22, 2017

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: A Commonweal Congress

Let’s make an assumption:  The elected members of Congress have the common good as their first interest.  That’s what commonweal means.  And wouldn’t it...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Coping With Loss

The only constant in life is change; nothing stays the same.  Sometimes the rate of change is so slow as to be imperceptible.  Other...

DICK BAYNTON: Internationalism and Where It Leads

The word ‘Internationalism’ probably means something different to different people, but here is a possible definition by those who, especially in politics, ponder the...

MIKE KEELER: Dieciséis De Septiembre?

No No No No No! (Or as they say in Spanish, ¡NO!) You MIGHT be having a Crunch Wrap Supreme from Taco Bell for lunch today....

LUCKY GARVIN: The Bridge and The Blessing

I believe blessings can be very complex things. Taken in its simplest terms, a ‘blessing’ suggests a Heaven-sent benefit is bestowed on an individual....

MIKE KEELER: The Truly Magical Weed

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." - Emerson It's time we admit it: we cannot kill the Lion's Tooth....

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: To Tell The Truth

One of the first stories we heard as children was the famous cherry tree sacrifice at the hands of a boyhood George Washington.  “I...

DICK BAYNTON: School Daze

“School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days, 'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic, Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick. You were...

DICK BAYNTON: Jobs for Humans and the Cycle of Life for a Bird

Because commerce and industry in general are so important this column carries information about jobs a couple times a year. This is an update...

What To Do With Injured Wildlife

We at Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke have found that our neighbors in southwestern Virginia are very concerned about wildlife, so we want...