Category Archives: OUTDOOR CORNER

Lovable Losers

Written on November 10, 2016 at 9:48 am, by

The goat has been exorcised, but that doesn’t mean it is time to gloat. For those of you that were living in a cave this week to avoid anymore campaign ads, on Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in more than 100 years, bringing to an end “The […]

The Game

Written on November 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm, by

It takes something special to lure this old, lazy editorial writer out of retirement. That was the case Friday night, as fans at the Scotland County versus Mark Twain district playoffs football contest witnessed an epic battle. The two talented squads took the spectators on a roller coaster ride of lead changes and momentum swings […]

Taking the Easy Way Out Less Often

Written on January 7, 2016 at 11:57 am, by

Forgive me if this column squeaks like the Tin Man after a thunderstorm, but the author is a bit rusty. But after contemplating New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or get in shape, returning to writing a some-what regular sports editorial seems likely to be a little less painful. Unfortunately my expanding waistline hasn’t happened […]

Point Differential – Doing Your Best or Showing up the Opposition?

Written on December 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm, by

Last time I checked, the goal of a basketball game was to score more points than your opponent. So I guess I’m a bit surprised by the backlash I’ve been hearing about Scotland County’s opening round victory at the Novinger Tourney where the Lady Tigers overpowered Bevier by a final score of 96-5. Apparently some […]

Nailed It!

Written on July 23, 2014 at 6:20 pm, by

On Sunday morning I listened to a friend give a humorous message regarding perfection. He highlighted the social media forum Pinterest, where folks share images and ideas. You can browse the site for decorating tips, cooking recipes, and how-to’s on home improvements just to list a  few popular topics. A new post type has become […]

Getting the Message

Written on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm, by

As a virtual rookie to Christianity,  I often find myself a bit overwhelmed when engaged in theological conversations or scriptural deliberation. When Pastor Steve rattles off half a dozen different verses and five or six exotic names or ancient locals, it can be a bit overwhelming. I’m not trying to hone in on the Outdoor […]

Bobcat Queen

Written on May 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm, by

English playwright William Congreve’s 1697 play “The Morning Bride” immortalized the concept that even the underworld has no fury like a woman scorned. While classifying it as fury, might be a bit extreme, I still think I could have lived without the recent trapping-related passion that was inspired by the disparagement unknowingly cast my wife’s […]