June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Opinions & Commentary

Suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome no fun

A Party of One

First of all, I want to thank so many of you who expressed your condolences on the loss of my darling Brownie. Your cards and calls and Facebook posts were very comforting. The experience was the first (and last) for me. More...

Planting corn back in the day

Memory Lane

MILL GAP — We planted corn back in my time. The first thing you did was hooked up a team of farm horses to a single plow to plow the ground for the corn. More...

One of paper’s first columnists a character

Highland Gems

MONTEREY — Welcome to “Highland Gems.” Recorder editor and publisher Anne Adams in her infinite wisdom (or, she’s gone off her rocker) has offered me a column so I can bring out of Highland County’s lost vaults items cov More...

Catfish inspired by White’s diner

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY – Unless a fisherman brought home a catch, catfish were not very available while I was growing up. Was this sociology? Or lack of monetary incentives? More...

Highland has much to offer visitors

They’re fun! Those LOVE letters now parked on U.S. 220 just south of Monterey are lovely, indeed. The colors and quilt pattern designs are creative and symbolic of Highland County — its people, its history, and its beautiful environs. More...

Pictorial

The Highland County Recreation Commission kicked off summer at the pool complex, where Mason Sweeney seemed thrilled to join the fun. More...

When the shoe fits

Meadowdale Muses

This is a delicate subject that must be approached with extreme caution because this battle extends all the way back to the Garden of Eden. More...

Questions, questions, people ask me questions

Say What?

People ask me a lot of questions. Sometimes it’s because I work for the newspaper and they figure I know about what they’re interested in, and sometimes they are just curious. More...


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