- Friday's Post
An unlikely band of Santa’s helpers…
I don’t recall exactly when it started but I know I was in college. We were having Christmas Eve dinner when a man came by to bring my dad a decanter of Christmas cheer.
- It’s hard to fool an old snipe hunter... For openers, I’ll define the word “snipe.” It’s actually a small, coastal bird but often is said to be an animal that lives in the forest and is difficult to see and to capture.
Thoughts on the deaths of those we revere
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” I have often reflected on those immortal words of John Donne, the great English poet, while trying to cope with the deaths of family members, friends and other persons important to me.
How not to become a professional gambler
I don’t recall exactly when I decided I wanted to become a professional poker player. I was trying to be a college student and work full-time but couldn’t shake the notion of being a “card sharp”.
Every columnist needs a fan like Gerta
It started with a phone message from a female reader in Indiana who said she wanted to meet me because I was the last item on her bucket list. I took some teasing about the message and who might have left it.
Lifting our eyes unto the hills for help
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” That first verse of Psalm 121 came to mind this week when I heard that Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers had called a summit meeting in Pikeville on Dec. 9 to start reinventing the future of East Kentucky.
Recalling the indelible moments of our lives
The dictionary defines “indelible” as “unable to be forgotten; memorable.” Each of us has experienced indelible moments in our lives, sometimes without realizing it at the time.
Will the 'big dig' be with us forever?
Nearly 80 percent of those responding to our Internet poll question said the owners of the so-called “big dig” property on the connector road (KY 32) should be required to make that land more attractive to passersby.
A proud old soldier who did it the right way
My favorite soldier, like most other veterans, resented the anti-military, anti-American slogans and protests which divided our nation during the Vietnam years.
Have you ever bumped into an old friend?
It was a beautiful summer afternoon with blue skies, bright sunshine and temperature in the high 70s.
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