An homage to the forest, forest industry and its professionals during COVID-19

May 23, 2020

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as an essential critical infrastructure workforce in the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic? In other words, forest management activities were given a pass, as they are considered basic and vital to the nation during the lockdown. Out of […]

Maybe I didn’t really miss normal

May 22, 2020

  With businesses across the state slowly opening back up, I think I have come to realize I was rather enjoying quarantine. As someone who was still graciously employed throughout this pandemic. I took it upon myself to support local restaurants and order takeout once or twice a week. My “normal” cooking routine is about […]

Backyard birding

May 18, 2020

  Has anyone else gotten a few new “pets” during this time… and by pets, I mean “my” backyard birds that visit the yard every day. I cannot be the only one who looks forward to the visits from the different birds or recognizes the signs of a bird argument over a good feeding site […]

Dumping out my desktop

May 15, 2020

  I had half an inclination to switch to my “summer purse” on Wednesday night. Knowing it’s supposed to heat up and possibly stay that way, the timing nearly felt right for a change. I’m sure the ladies reading this column understand what I’m talking about. It’s a thing we do. My night got sidetracked […]

Quarantine poems and other lockdown tips

May 8, 2020

  I have officially survived round one of family birthdays and am enjoying a brief break before things kick back up at the end of May. Admittedly, I didn’t buy any gifts this year. I didn’t even buy cards; the trips to the store seemed a bit unnecessary considering the circumstances. Handmade cards replaced the […]

Babies, teens and grownups

May 1, 2020

  Y’all, I wrote an entire column before I realized the calendar flipped today, officially making this the first Friday of the month. We all know by now that means I get to talk about foster care and you have to read it! Well, you don’t have to. You can skip right over this, if […]