The Rev. Darrell Cummings of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling, W.Va., jokes with Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Goodwin, who grew up attending the church. Photos by Rebecca Kiger, story by Nora Edinger. Reprinted with permission from The Washington Post Magazine. “We’re not a Black church or a White church. We’re just a church,” the Rev.… Continue reading When church goes right … and it makes the national news!
A writer's dream team: Editors Alex Weld and Phyllis Sigal, me, and photo-illustrators Dillon Richardson and Johnathon Porter. Feeling blessed to be working with such talented people while doing what I love -- a real thank you, Jesus moment! Here is a piece of news I hope will bring a smile to both readers of… Continue reading New book under contract; coming out as magazine series starting in February!
“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” Charles Bukowski, German-American poet, The Last Night of the Earth Poems Deadlines and the need of a newsroom for each writer to pull his or her own weight have a remarkable way of eliminating writer's block. Journalists don't have it. I don't just suspect… Continue reading 3 ways pros ditch writer’s block
Bringing over the story of a new documentary about the universality of small towns from weelunk.com. Blessings! Nora Edinger WHEELING, W.Va. -- The odds are good you’ll see someone you know on screen if you attend the Friday premiere of a feature documentary focused on Moundsville. Marc Harshman, state poet laureate, is among those… Continue reading Small towns, here and there
“How we react to the tragedy of one small person accurately reflects our attitude towards a whole nationality, and increasing the numbers doesn't change much.” Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist, murdered in 2006 Do some journalists report from a political slant? Yes. Do some journalists wallow in the most gruesome, salacious types of news for ratings?… Continue reading Real patriots need news