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‘Shoutout’ to Pulaski

Dear Editor: A big “shoutout” to the Town of Pulaski and to the Jackson Park Inn and Al’s on First for hosting the 2018 Central Appalachian Regional Brownfields Summit, April…

Power lunch

In my line of work (writing and the teaching of writing) one of the main tenets of the genre is that good writers avoid sweeping generalizations. But another tenet is,…

Quick to Get Mad

Quick to Get Mad

by Pat Farrell It makes me so angry! The other day when I opened the news app on my phone, I saw an article about an atheist running for office…

He is The Way

He is The Way

by Pat Farrell Watching one of the late Reverend Billy Graham’s wonderful sermons, I was struck by the size of the crowd and the power of his message of God’s…

Wake Up Church!

Wake Up Church!

by Pat Farrell Brothers and Sisters – It is time we stopped living in denial. The world is decaying around us, and we choose to look away or blame certain…

Biathlon Explained

The Research Department has been bored out of its skull lately on account of staying home a lot to avoid the flu, and so, like everyone else, it’s been binge-watching…

Facing Days of Despair

Facing Days of Despair

by Pat Farrell Some days I experience the doldrums. I don’t know what brings these emotions on. I’m sitting here this morning feeling pretty useless and wishing God would just…

Teach Us to Number Our Days

Teach Us to Number Our Days

By Pat Farrell Teach us to number our days, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 One of the best things I learned to help me…

The Voice of a Saint

The Voice of a Saint

by Pat Farrell I made my way up to the 4th floor of a local hospital. I was there to wish the staff a Merry Christmas and remind them I…

The Addiction of the News

The Addiction of the News

by Pat Farrell I watch too much television. I’m not referring to game shows or sitcoms, but the news. It is a struggle not to watch the news all day,…