Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of meaning. This week, we saw kids get excited about giving the “just right” valentine cards for the girls and the boys. Teenage sweethearts got a thrill selecting a huge, gaudy stuffed animal for their sweetie. Folks in “mature” relationships crowded the greeting card aisles on February 14.
All this talk about love set a thought rolling in my mind. Why do we love our stuff so that it controls the way we live in our homes, relate to other people and spend our money?
Over the course of teaching freshman writing for 21½ years, I’ve read thousands and thousands of essays.
Some delighted and surprised me (criteria one of my colleagues requires of an “A” paper). The vast majority of them were uninspiring, written hurriedly and with little attention to detail, penned just to satisfy the requirements of the assignment.
A special group of women have been lending their hands to help the community, leaving behind a purple wake of good deeds.
Purple is the signature color of Women With A Purpose, a group whose mission statement describes them as "a group of dynamic Christian women" whose puprose is to be a positive influence. The group seeks to provide cultural acitvities and civic and social entertainment to the Hardin County community.
I like to listen to performers of all ages talk about what they are going to do in their next audition. It does not matter whether the audition is for acting or singing on the stage or for an athletic team, there are significant preparations to be done before the big day.
He is the voice of Darth Vader, CNN, as well as Mufasa of "The Lion King." Virtually everyone has had some exposure to this incredible voice. But James Earl Jones is much more than just a voice. He is one of the most decorated American actors. It is an incredible experience to watch and listen to James Earl Jones.
All her 49 years, Gina Ryan has been fascinated with all forms of mass media.
A life-long resident of Rineyville, she once thought she would be the announcer for the Cincinnati Reds. In high school, her interest changed to writing and interviewing. Every story was fresh and new to Ryan.
When I was growing up, we used a rock for a hammer and five-inch “barn nails” for getting things done around our house. My dad often would take the house tools “to the barn,” which must have been code for Bermuda Triangle because once these tools left, they never came back.
The right tool for the job not only makes the end result turn out better it also makes the job-doer a much happier being.