Scars

I have two rather prominent scars on my face, both of them acquired in my early years and both of them of my own stupidity. There is one above my eye and one on my chin, both of the same side of my face. Both came when my parents were living in...

Anxious times

My pastor, Mark Winner, is one of the wisest persons I’ve ever met. His sermon on Sunday, which was about peace, especially in the setting of family relationships, was incredibly insightful. First, he pointed out that war and strife are not...

Fletcher Bridge

    West of Clarksburg, W.Va., a few miles off U.S. Route 50, is the Fletcher Covered Bridge. I first visited this bridge in April 2012 and scouted it as a location for a night-time, Night Crossings image. The opportunity arose in...

A 65th anniversary

  Last month marked a 65th anniversary for Henry Ruppenthal III of Wheeling, W.Va. It was the 65th anniversary of his becoming a cooperative weather observer. At the time, Henry was living in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where his father was the...