Life’s a Beach

Recently, I was pleased to get out yet another bundle of summertime attire from storage bins — swimsuits! It’s pool season and that makes me super happy. I’ve already been stocking up on poolside snacks w...

Jasper C. Oldham

My father, Jasper C. Oldham died on April 7th this year. On June 16th, my father would have been 93-years-old. He lived a long and prosperous life. June is also Father’s Day, so I have asked Dena if I could...

Animal Mothers

Although mothers (the good, honorable, decent ones) should be honored every day for the wonderful service they provide to their children, and thus to society, they are especially celebrated in May on Mother’s...

The Lunchtime Madness

YESSSSS! It’s May! Who’s happy that school is almost out? With only a few short weeks left in the 2013-14 school year, I can’t help but look forward to and create a perfect mirage of smooth, delightful s...

May Resolutions

He Said  May is finally here and the springtime sunshine and warm weather brings me to a point I would like to make that you might appreciate. I hate pollen. It messes up my car, stops up my lungs, and gets...

Celebrating Mothers

Throughout history the physical strength of men is well-documented. There’s the story of Atlas and his strong shoulders. Hercules and his Twelve Labours. But more impressive than the feats of physical vigor a...

Top 40 on 40

Winter went away like a psycho ex, didn’t it? (Don’t act like you’ve never been a psycho ex.)  This winter also kind of reminds me of turning 40 — I went into it hoping for the best, but it turned out ...

Public Policy

He Said A couple of people asked me to run for Danville City Council. And someone asked me to run for the Danville School Board.I guess my question to you would be, “Why haven’t you ever suggested that I...

Offside, Winter!

OK, show of hands —who loved the snow last month? ME! I was glad to finally see a snow that actually turned everything white. I didn’t even mind the six (I didn’t have any articles laying by the door b...

The Road to Equality

He Said Normally, I am not a sexist person. I believe in equality for both genders. I think you would agree with that. After all, I think you do a great job cutting the grass and raking leaves. I know you en...

JR Rider. Who?

In an interview with famed author Stephen King, he was once asked, “How do you write?” King’s reply was, “One word at a time.” At face value, King’s answer may seem a bit snarky. But take a minut...

Treat Your Customer Like a King

The way you manage your business will often determine how you are treated in return. As time moves on, advertising methods appear stale or routinely common in the eyes of your prospects. A king notably respects...

Bruno

This little puppy was about five weeks old when he was abandoned at a dumpster. He is a pit/Lab mix. The little puppy featured in this month’s edition of Showcase was found curled up on a blanket at a dump...