WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   By far one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in my life, one that has caused me untold amounts of frustrated, tension-filled perplexity, is this unfathomable question: Why are there so many “musicians” who can’t even read music? Actually, the short answer is this: They’ve never learned. Of course, that in turn begs the More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 1st, 2014

Celebrating crafts in WV

Dear Editor: Thanks to everyone who is making the Lewisburg Literary Festival happen! And thanks, in particular, for inviting Carter Seaton. Her book, Hippie Homesteaders, goes way beyond the title to explore an More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 1st, 2014

‘Passing moments’

Dear Editor: Someday, we will all receive the notice “Your subscription has expired,” the only thing is that we won’t be reading it, as in the front pages of the o.p. as one of our final expenses (they charge More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Train versus Clock Almost daily, I make it a practice to sit at my kitchen table and look out the sliding glass doors. I love to watch nature’s activities in my back yard and on the wooded More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Free online course provides info on pipelines

Dear Editor: Greetings from FERC-101 the center of understanding 42” pipeline construction and operation at ferc101-blogspot.com. Our free online course is continually updated with government and industry facts More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   People driving with dogs hanging out their windows: you know as well as I do that these are accidents waiting to happen, pure and simple. Yet you see it all the time. With all the other laws More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Buzz words’

Dear Editor: Some readers may recall the advice given about seeking an exit whenever you hear the expression, “That reminds me of the time” and “If you think that is something, let me tell you what happened More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson No Princes on White Horses Since I am in the prime of my senior life, so are most of my friends. Those of my age group read the fairy tales of the female characters being rescued by a prince More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Open letter from DSLCC President

Dear Editor: It is difficult to believe that a year has passed by since I assumed the presidency of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. These twelve months have a busy, exciting time for me and my family. The More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

From radio to TV

Dear Editor: It is certainly no surprise that with the many advances in size and quality of television pictures, there has been a step backward in the quality of the sound, of course due to space available for the More...