Teachable moments

Teachable moments

Sometimes those teachable moments just fall right into your lap. A week ago I watched with pride while my son and his young family signed a purchase c...

March 13th, 2019 |  


My big crush on a ‘Little House’ character

My big crush on a ‘Little House’ character

The best thing about having a secret crush on someone is that they are, as the name would imply, secret.Except, of course, when they aren’t anym...

March 13th, 2019 |  


Kiwanis grateful for support

To the Editor: “Thank you” goes out to the community and local businesses for their patronage and support of the 2019 Kiwanis Pancake Day ...

March 12th, 2019 |  



Save us from daylight saving time

Save us from daylight saving time

By the time you read this in print, we will have collectively made it through one of the absolute best times of the year, it’s the time when we ...

March 11th, 2019 |  


Keep pushing elected officials

Keep pushing elected officials

Sometimes we forget that the progressive movement’s political goal is not just to elect good officials, but to enact good public policy.From my ...

March 11th, 2019 |  


March comes in like a lion

March comes in like a lion

March is chock full of activity here in our little village. So I won’t waste words on an intro, but get right to the news. First, the Covington ...

March 10th, 2019 |  


Cracker Jack cracking up

Cracker Jack cracking up

The scuff marks you see on the floor were caused by my being dragged, kicking and scratching, into the digital age. For years I maintained anything a ...

March 10th, 2019 |  


Kathleen Parker: Yes, Virginia, it’s offensive

Kathleen Parker: Yes, Virginia, it’s offensive

WASHINGTON — When Virginia first lady Pam Northam handed out raw cotton last month to African-American students on a governor’s mansion to...

March 8th, 2019 |  


A drum roll, please, for Jimmy Carter

A drum roll, please, for Jimmy Carter

Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, reminds me of the Energizer Bunny — he just keeps on going and going and going. Pump-a-rum....

March 8th, 2019 |  


Don’t believe the ‘absent’ myth

Don’t believe the ‘absent’ myth

I wrote the book on black fatherhood. Literally.“Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood” was a deep dive into the absence a...

March 7th, 2019 |