Editorial

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...

Do(n’t) Do it for the Gram

As a wedding photographer, I spend a lot of time around people who are eager to document a monumental moment in the lives of those they love. I’ve seen it 100 t...

Reclaiming Sunday

It was a lovely, sunny Sunday in early May, one of the first truly nice Sundays we’d had of spring. I’d finished with all my obligations for the day, so what wa...

Redefining Motherhood

My mother’s name is Kimberly Ann Jacob.  Growing up, she taught me how to work hard, aspire, nurture, lead, love and even cook a few recipes (the easy ones). Sh...
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