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A time of joy

December 11, 2015 Christmas is almost here and I could think of a million things to write about the joyful time of year. For me, Christmas has seen many moods and many ways of celebrating the day of Christ's birt. more »»

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month: What to know about cancer screening

January 22, 2016 (StatePoint) More than 12,000 women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer and 4,000 women die each year. more »»


The saddest day of winter

February 12, 2016 The saddest day of winter is nearly upon us. It’s not the shortest day. That one already occurred. It’s not necessarily the coldest, either. more »»

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The story of Christmas

December 28, 2015 Luke 2: 1-20 King James Version (KJV) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

Official Footwear of the Boston Marathon 2016 - The Human Foot

April 22, 2016 Monday I ran my 22nd Boston Marathon and as a 49yo veteran of this 120 year old event the goal now is fun, sharing the experience with colleagues and friends, and advance the science of how we have... more »»

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SOGI Concerns

February 12, 2016 Shepherdstown is considering following a few municipalities in West Virginia to adopt a municipal level non-discrimination ordinances that varies from state and federal civil rights laws by adding... more »»


How to be thrifty

June 5, 2015 When my husband and I got married, everything we owned fit in a Ford Pinto. We had no furniture, no bed. For a month, we slept on the floor. Our spines were never so healthy. more »»

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What You Need to Know About Winter Driving

January 15, 2016 (StatePoint) Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashe. more »»

Wise Guyde

Ode to Earth Day

April 15, 2016 The Holy Spirit is Like the Wind: A Prayer for Mother Earth Brilliant blue pearl Spinning in vastness In solidarity with the colonized The enslaved The trampled underfoot We masters of the machine... more »»

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Students: Great Tips for Finding a Scholarship

January 15, 2016 (StatePoint) College is expensive, and while families should focus on saving what they can, students should not forget to apply to the wealth of scholarships available nationwide. more »»

Wise Guyde

What exactly is ‘Consciousness Coaching?’

March 11, 2016 Now that I have traded in spiritual mentoring for Consciousness Coaching I thought I would try to explain what that is and why it matters. more »»

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A threat to our black walnut trees

February 1, 2016 Ash trees in our region have been hit hard by the emerald ash borer (EAB). In my work with clients last year I came across numerous dead trees. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running


The tastes of Passover

April 3, 2015 Gefilte fish is something that, if you did not grow up eating it, there is little reason to star. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

Why we Run...Maybe For the Love of Flying

May 29, 2015 What is special about running? Why not just walk, cycle, swim, do some elliptical or maybe the “Gazelle”, or just squat repeated times through the day? I think my cousin Meaghan Cusack explained... more »»

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This week from Charleston

June 26, 2015 The murders of the nine worshippers at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in South Carolina have had an enormous impact across the country and the globe. more »»

Wise Guyde

Consciousness Coaching: Part 2

March 18, 2016 Hello again. This week I am continuing the explication of Consciousness Coaching. The first installment appeared here in the Chronicle last week. more »»


Miss Robin's dilemma

May 15, 2015 There’s a thud coming from the dining room. Every few seconds, I hear a dull bonk. more »»

Wise Guyde

'Western packaging' isn't required

November 20, 2015 Linda and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend of visiting old and dear friends in the Berkshires and, in my case, taking a workshop on shamanism with Alberto Villaldo, Ph. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

Low carb revolution comes to West Virginia

October 23, 2015 Why were nearly 100 citizens including the wives of two NFL Hall of Famers gathered at Sam Michael’s Rec Center last Thursday? My friend Melanie Miller was igniting the social media world and... more »»

Wise Guyde

The subtle spirituality of flags

July 17, 2015 When I was a child I had a record called “I Love the Flag”. It was one of those plastic childrens’ records that had designs on them. more »»


Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time May 10, 2016

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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NO PAIN,no pain

August 5, 2014 Here is photo of a frog that found its way into our garage, but didn't make it out. Crushed before it's time. At least it did't suffer, I think. more »

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