Manned trip to Mars would be a bad idea
One of the most interesting space missions was Apollo 8, when astronauts first orbited the moon in December 1968.
The mission lasted six days; there was an oral reading of the first verses of Genesis as the crew viewed the lunar surface at close range on Christmas Eve.
Hail, but not farewell, to an American hero
Ten years ago, I returned to the pew after giving a eulogy for my father and told the other members of my family I probably would never have to do anything that hard again.
I was wrong.
Blame it on the moon
First I want to take this time to show my appreciation and thank our Pastor Sandy Cowan for his wonderful Easter Sunday sermon and for those at both Westernport and Barton United Methodist Church in celebration of the Lent season, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Good Friday.
Looking Back: Cumberland votes down daylight-saving time
The United States began its move toward daylight-saving time during World War I. Following in the footsteps of Germany and Europe, the U.S. passed the Standard Time Act in March 1916.
A nap after breakfast can be a good thing
Thanks to those who called or e-mailed to help me find that fellow I once wrote about.
A lady who works for the historical society had a clipping of that story, and I immediately recognized the name.
Hard as it may seem, you can lose weight
I have had some problems with my legs and back for about a year. In the process, I have gained about 10 pounds. This might not sound like much, but my weight has stayed nearly constant for decades.
New W.Va. doe hunt works out
The new, three-day, October, firearms hunt for antlerless deer instituted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources accounted for a harvest of 3,525 animals, according to Chris Ryan, supervisor of Game Management Services.
They’re not lost in time, if we remember
What often happens is that someone will ask me or another of our staffers about an item that once upon a time was in the paper. (I am going to reverse that role today, but we’ll get to that later.)
Each of us has our good and bad times
Life is full of ups and downs — and that’s a good thing. Of course, most of us would prefer ups to downs, but life sees it differently, so we get our share of each. I remember two incidents in my past that balance each other — both happened in school, although I was a child for the one and an adult for the other. As I remember, I preferred the up to the down.
Book offers excellent introduction to skies
A few weeks ago, I purchased a new book on space, of which I have a number. Even in the book store, I was struck by the excellent illustrations and accompanying text (on nearly every page).
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