• We think one of the most interesting things people say to us is, “There’s never any good news in the paper.”

    It interests us, mostly because we think the paper is jammed full of good news, all the time. A lot of the time, the good news doesn’t make the front page, but we are like anybody else. If there really was nothing but “bad” news in the paper, we’d get worn down, almost depressed.

    Sometimes it’s there, but it’s a matter of your perspective, your “certain point of view.”

  • A whole bunch of children in Chester County want a lot of neat stuff from Santa this year.

    The N&R has again published its annual Santa Letters edition. Hundreds of children and their parents and school teachers submitted letters.

    But it’s not just toys and treats children are asking for.

    The letters can be a delight to read. Sometimes, they also pull your heartstrings.

    Some of the toys are obvious. Cars, John Deere tractors, Spider-Man and Batman toys for boys.

    Dolls and Easy bake ovens, cookie makers, for girls.

  • We want to congratulate the Chester High School Cyclones and head football coach Maurice Flowers for the season they concluded Saturday.

    If fan support and the intensity of the support could win the day, than the Cyclones would be polishing the new AAA state trophy in the trophy case. But it comes down to 11 young men facing off against 11 others.

    It comes down, sometimes, to how the ball bounces.

  • We have just one thing to say today, it’s about as important as anything else we’ve discussed of late.


  • Here’s something for Thanksgiving, about family, though I’m going to resist the urge to brag on how cute my son is now in his “big boy” flannel pajamas.

    But for all the wonder that he is, we have a new addition to our family. Sometimes that’s a setup for a joke. Make people think it’s a new baby, and then it turns out to be Mr. Squiggles, a new gerbil.

    But it’s neither a baby nor anything with a tail.

    We’ve been found.

  • We have been told from early, early on that the United States of America is the land of opportunity. We were told as children and we teach our children that anything is possible in this country.

    We even tell our children that if they are smart enough, care enough and work hard enough, they can, someday, perhaps grow up to be President of the United States.

    Other elections have proven it, somewhat. A Georgia peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter, grew up to be president of the United States.

  • Jamie Walton's take on the day.