Month: January 2018

  • Ladies Night

    Ladies Night

    Newspaper people. What can you say about them? They work hard. Crazy hours (see, especially, “sports” or “election night”). Weekends. Holidays. Regardless of the weather and, sometimes, because of the weather. They care about the truth. They comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. They uphold democracy by holding government accountable. What they can’t do […]

  • Hello, 2018!

    Hello, 2018!

    PUBLISHED: Jan. 1, 2018 I am fortunate to have been blessed with two grandmothers who lived well into my adulthood. In our family, each was called “granny”–a good ol’ Scottish appellation of Appalachia. Unfortunately, my paternal grandmother, Ruby Stafford, died in 2010. Followed by my last surviving grandparent, Allie Cantrell, who died in 2014. The […]

  • Turning The Calendar

    I’m going to be blogging in 2018, starting with a 2017 Year in Review.