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Traveling home, a fallen soldiers journey-picture by Keith Ladage

This is a story of travel, but not like my usual stories of travel, this is the story of how local citizens honored Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer on his way back home to Decatur, Illinois.  Officer Palmer was one of the 10 sailors originally reported missing after the collision between the USS […]

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Checking into the Holiday Inn at Bowling Green, Ohio over the Labor Day weekend was a stitch. The story begins with my inability to accept that the day was really August 31st rather than September 1st. When we looked at our calendar and the Graham Bradley show, I saw that we were to arrive on […]

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They were not the best of friends On the best days. Sherman, our soon to be 15 year old Aussie Border Collie Mix Was scared of Shadow the black cat That lived on the porch, He swiped at him when he walked past.   Shadow was 11 Wiley and a farm cat to the core […]

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Totality, a summary

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The 2017 Solar Eclipse is going to go down in history as the event of a lifetime for this generation.  Someday, I think everyone will ask, “Where were you when Totality happened?” And I will answer that I was in Columbia, Missouri on a hosted press trip seeing history unfold.  There was nothing quite like […]

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Do you have your solar glasses, your chair, your sunscreen and bug spray and most of all the spot picked out to watch the solar eclipse?  Even if you step out of your office for a few minutes on Monday, take a minute to acknowledge this rare happening when the sun, moon and earth align. […]

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