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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 »»

As I See It

Today's motto: The customer is always wrong

February 13, 2015 This week I was all set to write another piece about growing up, then something happened to make me change my mind and write about something else. 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 »»

As I See It

Decisions, Decisions

July 10, 2015 As I have gotten older the more advice I seem to get. Some of the ideas have been helpful while a lot of them are not worth rememberin. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

2015 Dietary Guidelines for America—Sailing for safe harbors or keeping course toward the full catastrophe

February 1, 2016 The new Dietary Guidelines for America released in late 2015—an amendment to the original guidelines that were issued 35 years ago—are not a good recipe for improving America’s dietary health. more »»

Taste

The season of leftovers

January 8, 2016 “It’s like colcannon,” I tell my husband, as I pile leftover mashed potatoes atop my leftover spinach salad. He grimaces, but it’s deliciou. more »»

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This week from Charleston

May 29, 2015 The first set of interims for all Legislators is scheduled for next week. Because of scheduling, I have only two one hour meetings that are back go back. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

A small school fighting the sitting disease

August 28, 2015 Bernadine Somers and Morgan Academy will be the first school of our region, maybe even the East Coast, to experiment with stand up desks for kids. more »»

Taste

Baking: A science not for the unrestrained

November 6, 2015 The reason I am not a baker is because I cannot be restrained. For me, a recipe is simply a list of suggestions. more »»

Wise Guyde

The Christmas Story

December 18, 2015 ‘Tis the season for Christians to view one another askance over the meaning of the Christmas story. 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 »»

Wise Guyde

The key is the discovery

October 16, 2015 So, as I reflected on last month, I turned 70 at the end of September. We observed the occasion by hosting another couple here at our home, a couple I have known since First Grade. more »»

Taste

Impressed with the offerings

July 3, 2015 It was lucky that my husband and I chose an umbrella table for our oceanside patio dining, because the sky opened up and poured not ten minutes after we sat down. And then the cloud passe. more »»

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This week from Charleston

June 15, 2015 Over the last three years, I have focused on protecting consumers and ratepayers in the House of Delegate. more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

Spring into Play and Participate in an Event

March 27, 2015 Imagine if every child in our region had a chance to play sports. To feel the thrill of accomplishing a goal, being part of a group, or achieving a personal best. more »»

Wise Guyde

Let destiny lead

September 18, 2015 Breaking free is rooted in the American psyche at least as far back as Frederick Turner’s frontier theme. more »»

Taste

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 »»

Guest Columns

This week from Charleston

May 15, 2015 Last week, I attended a conference on cyber security sponsored by the Council on State Governments in St. Loui. more »»

Taste

Avoiding the sun but not the glory of the beach

March 9, 2015 The weather closed in on my last afternoon in Florida, and what had been a sunny, bright morning became a chill, foggy afternoon. That was perfect for me. more »»

Wise Guyde

Breathing In-- Breathing Out

April 27, 2015 You would probably like Roger. That’s not his real name but he is a real person. He does not live anywhere around Shepherdstown but I have known him for many years. more »»

Taste

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 »»

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 »»

The Re-evolution of Running

Tips for winter running and outdoor activity

January 26, 2015 Winter running is one of the most enjoyable and serene experiences for the senses. On some days you may be one of the few outside and there is a mystical silenc. more »»

Wise Guyde

Need is to dissolve boundaries

May 15, 2015 This just in: Martha wins the Martha(action)/Mary(contemplation) sweepstakes after all… at least according to Dominican theologian and mystic, Meister Eckhart (1260-1329) whose wisdom and works ar... more »»

The Re-evolution of Running

Happiness is finding physical and mental health in running

December 5, 2014 Winter is coming, days are shorter, but the time is perfect to work on your weaknesses and vulnerabilities. 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 »»

Taste

Finding the dependables in your wardrobe

September 4, 2015 The initial sound was more of a shriek than anything else. It wasn’t human or even animal. But it was high-pitched and tortured, surely a sound of protest. more »»

 
 

Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time February 9, 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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