"A classic," said English essayist and philosopher G.K. Chesterton, "is something everyone wants to have read, and no one wants to read." That said, I have not only read a fair number of classics but am currently rereading one of my favorites.
I have lived in the Huntington metro area my whole life. There is only one other place in the country I call home, and that is Ann Arbor, Mich. However, that is not why I am writing to you. I am writing to you about Chuck Landon, that so called Marshall football expert who runs his piehole every week about Marshall.
Breastfeeding is a gift that can last a lifetime. Babies and children who receive breast milk have lower rates of respiratory and ear infections compared with infants who drink formula. People who were breastfed as infants and children are at a lower risk to develop chronic illnesses such as obesity, certain types of cancer and heart disease.
As a lifelong resident of Huntington, I've lived most of that time three blocks from Gallaher Village, which is located along Norway Avenue in the southeast section of town.
The good news about West Virginia's plan to reduce current projected costs of retiree benefits for state government employees is that the unfunded liabilities for "other post-employment benefits" -- commonly referred to as OPEB -- have dropped from $7.43 billion in 2011 to nearly half that amount -- $3.75 billion -- in the latest report.
As the Obamacare debacle continues to unfold, with nearly 10,000 West Virginians already losing their health insurance, Congressman Nick Rahall made a curious statement. In a recent interview, Rahall said of those who are losing coverage, "It may be in their best interest in the long term to be canceled."
Downtown retail areas really invented Black Friday.
My book "A Sensible Theology for Thinking People" (published by CreateSpace and available through Amazon.com and local bookstores) points out that my thoughts and ideas may astonish, even shock, family and friends and hundreds of people I ministered to for more than 40 years. A sensible, Bible-based theology challenged me. Undeterred, I pursued a Christian theology I could live with. A paraphrased abridgment from Chapter 3 follows:
This man is trying to dupe the people with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Why do I have to buy an insurance policy that I'll never use? This is what those Democrats are trying to peddle under a new name.