Editorial

Addiction Fallout

Today, I’m not going to talk about the actual drug problem in West Virginia, or our wonderful town. We know it exists, we know it’s bad and we know we need a so...

Fifty Years Later

This week, we celebrated a man whose life changed the very landscape of the nation we call home. As everyone knows, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a clergyman,...

Postcard Pursuit

The first person to call me an “old soul” was my 7th grade math teacher, and to this day, he ranks as one of my top five favorite instructors. When I heard him ...

Effective Activism

Lately I've been pondering what it means to be politically and socially active. I've never thought of myself as particularly politically engaged; I vote, when I...

Realistic Resolutions

While walking through a department store the other day, I heard an associate telling a new hire that, “we move all of the workout clothing to the front because ...

Real vs Perceived Distance

The average American commutes 25.4 minutes to work daily. So, on average, they plan to spend at least an hour getting to and from work. For the zip code 26101, ...

A West Virginian Reputation

West Virginia, we need to talk. Again, you’ve become the victim of some really bad press because one of your residents decided she couldn’t handle basic human d...

Divination and the MOV

Lately, Facebook has bubbled with news about an archaic law in Parkersburg that prohibits the practice of the psychic arts. Marietta struck down a similar law i...

The Spirit of West Virginia

“It has known sunshine and rain in 100 years, but I know of no state – and I know this state well – whose people feel more strongly, who have a greater sense of...

A Shack on the Tracks

I’ve spent many days of my life sitting across the kitchen table from my nan. During the day, the other members of the family will work in the yard – five acres...
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