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This weekend we are exactly five months away from the due date of our baby boy. That seems like it’s still a while, but my wife, Carmen, and I both know it will be here in the blink of an eye.

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By 8 a.m. Wednesday I was two mugs of coffee in, dressed and seated at the kitchen table with my laptop writing about the latest news concerning county road projects. By most days' standards, I was ahead of the day and hopeful as I juggled my oatmeal along with my typing.

I've always fancied anything by Appalachian author George Ella Lyon. A dear friend of mine reminded me of one of her most beloved books just this week, "Come a tide."

A few weeks ago I asked my brother what he was getting his girlfriend for Valentine's Day, and looking sideways at me, he matter of factly blurted out “nothing.”

Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one who has had the pleasure of working with Glasgow’s own Ronnie Ellis, the former statehouse and Daily Times reporter is among the members of the 40th class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

“By forces seemingly antagonistic and destructive Nature accomplishes her beneficent designs — now a flood of fire, now a flood of ice, now a flood of water; and again in the fullness of time an outburst of organic life.” —John Muir

Last week, I shared the exciting news about how my wife, Carmen, and I are expecting the arrival of our baby boy this July. I also mentioned how we had announced it to everyone on Facebook two weeks ago. However, I didn't really have the chance to go into detail about how we announced it on Facebook exactly.

The realization that you're indeed peculiar, different, and remodeled spiritually can often be a humbling one. Often I go through seasons in which I forget, and then collectively all at once I'm reminded something has changed deep in my gut.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s undeclared war against public education in Kentucky took another ugly turn last week as a stacked state school board pressured the state education commissioner into resigning.

I heard an interesting interview recently. Terry Meiners interviewed Former Governor Steve Beshear regarding his recent book release. Probably the most startling revelation dealt with his belief in Magic. As he told Terry, he has a horse named Magic. The Former Governor also appears to believe that magic can be used to resolve the thorniest problem our Commonwealth has ever confronted, our pension debt.


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