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I wish it hadn’t happened. Already, the losses have been jarring. And there is much more to come. But, as with other catastrophes, such as floods, hurricanes, fires, 9/11, recessions, … more
Nearly 300 years after Blackbeard’s flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, the nation’s highest court is giving state governments a license to plunder. Supreme Court justices decided last … more
We give thanks for all those serving and protecting us always, and especially in these troubling times. Let’s show them our gratitude by flying our American flags. Starting this Sunday, April 5 … more
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” Thanks to Charles Dickens for a quote that sums up daily life in March 2020. Considering it was written in the 1700s, it can serve as a … more
So much has been written and expressed about the current coronavirus crisis that it would take days to consume it all. The one factor that prevails about this threat to our nation, and indeed the … more
Whenever I hear someone telling us to “shelter-in-place” I wonder who came up with that rather strange way of saying “stay at home.” When I’m told to shelter in place, the first image … more
You are probably familiar with those top 10 lists from late-night TV shows, you know, the ones that give us a little comic relief at the end of the day and some essential therapeutic belly … more
Weekly Devotional Amos 4:13 (ESV) “He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals His thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the … more
Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us “there’s a time for everything.” And that means a time to read. Since I’ve been shut-in, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to pull books off the shelves … more
There are a lot of you out there who could use some levity. The events of the last week or so have whipped this country into a frenzy not seen in a very long time. Some folks believe it will blow … more
As a sports editor for a local newspaper, I realize there won’t be a lot of sports news as COVID-19 spreads across the world. High school athletics have been postponed for at least a few weeks … more
Music therapy is a growing profession, defined by the American Music Therapy Association as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions” to help treat numerous … more
Weekly Devotional John 16:32-33 (ESV) “Indeed the hour is coming that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. … more
I’ve watched what has seemed to be unending reports on television news about the coronavirus. Like most, if not all, of you, I’m concerned about the impact of this virus on our home communities … more
As COVID-19 spreads and more and more precautions, cancellations and dire predictions dominate the headlines and airways, it’s getting harder to find things to smile about. But, as Erma Bombeck … more
As part of our society’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus through social distancing, people in our community are facing the prospect of working from home, many of them likely for the first … more
The news on our televisions, the articles on our phones, and our conversations all revolve around the coronavirus. This constant flow of information about COVID-19 can be overwhelming. Sometimes we … more
Dear Mike Bloomberg, I realize that The Wake Weekly is probably not on your reading list, but I still want to send you a thank you note. Thank you for throwing your hat into the ring for the … more
In an op-ed one year ago, I addressed the rising threat of those promoting socialism in our beloved America. We cited as an example what the rise of socialism was doing in the once thriving, … more
The news this week about the coronavirus pandemic has my attention. At my age, I’m in the high-risk category, so I’m being as careful as possible to follow all the guidelines about limiting my … more
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