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Addiction to coffee is a good thing

Addiction to coffee is a good thing

There are few things in this world I like better than a good mug of coffee. For nearly 40 years it has partnered with me as I awake in the…

We Don’t Have The Beef

We Don’t Have The Beef

Owning a business requires a lot of time, money and sacrifice. The time involved can be hurtful to your marriage and family life. The money, essentially most of your life…

My nemesis- poison ivy

My nemesis- poison ivy

Independence Day has come and gone and I have great memories fireworks, a bonfire and grilling. It seems like the older I get, the more I appreciate holidays. One remnant…

Amazingly two presidents died on 50th Anniversary of our independence

Amazingly two presidents died on 50th Anniversary of our independence

Many of us look forward to the celebration of July 4th. It means time off work, parades, picnics, boating, warm weather, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, bonfires and…

So this is summer?

So this is summer?

So summer has officially arrived, at least according to the calendar. For most of us summer arrived a couple of weeks ago when the sweltering heat made its return and…

My father, my hero

My father, my hero

This week I gave pause to reflect on my hero, my father. Although he was buried seven years ago, there isn’t a day I don’t think about him, and this…

War on terror is not hopeless

War on terror is not hopeless

Terrorism continues to be a subject I think about often. It’s hard for me to fathom Isis or homegrown radical terrorists killing people enmasse in an Orlando Nightclub or at…

Deford death brings memory of a destructive tornado

Deford death brings memory of a destructive tornado

In a holiday weekend where several icons, most notably Gregg Allman and Chris Cornell, made their way to heaven, one will always be forever imprinted in my memory- Frank Deford.…

Fake news destroying my profession

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I’ve struggled mightily this week with a topic for my column. You see I have been writing a column for nearly 30 years, and sometimes it is…

Words of wisdom from Bono, Black and others

Words of wisdom from Bono, Black and others

Commencement exercises for young men and women across the nation begin this week. It is a time for those earning their degrees from a college to graduate to adulthood and…