A view from the mountains

This Father’s Day I want to write about the men and boys who influence little boys and girls in ways that they may not know about but ways that ...

June 26th, 2016 |  


A day of reckoning

A day of reckoning

Someone asked the other day if we’re close to another depression. I’ve done research on the Great Depression and things got quite bad. The...

June 26th, 2016 |  


FSA county elections coming up

FSA county elections coming up

Farmers and Ranchers:It’s that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA co...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Trees and lightning

Trees and lightning

Everyone is probably aware of the safety tip of not standing under a tree during a thunderstorm, based upon the likelihood that the tallest objects ar...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Claiborne Outside: Raspberries

Claiborne Outside: Raspberries

One of my favorite wild fruits to pick and eat is raspberries. Folks have used them for jams and jellies for ages. The most common raspberry in our ar...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Differing viewpoints OK without hate

As a global community, it seems we still don’t get it.Perhaps it emanates from some compelling need to place blame after tragic acts such as thi...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Horrific Orlando, America’s battlefield

Is Afghanistan safer than America? The horrific murder of 49 people in Orlando this past weekend elevates our country to one of the worst battlefields...

June 17th, 2016 |  


We’ve missed the point

I think we’ve all missed the point…In fact, I think we all miss a lot of the basic points of life lately. I think we miss the point of chi...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Transparency in medicine isn’t a one-way street

A majority of Americans believe increased healthcare transparency should be a top national priority. It’s easy to understand why. Rising healthc...

June 12th, 2016 |  


What can Americans do? Keep trying!

I often meet discouraged people. Recently I talked to a man unemployed after 17 years of stable $80,000 a year pay. He was working a minimum wage job ...

June 12th, 2016 |