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If someone should ask you, would be able to say you knew that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer for both men and women alike? Perhaps you could, but let’s talk about what happens, what to … more
When we commemorate the birthday of the United States of America, we don’t just celebrate a place, a set of governmental institutions, and a shared history that binds together people with differing … more
Following up on my pledge last week to get more information on columnists for and from the newspaper, here goes: First off, when I started at The Wake Weekly, it was under the careful watch by my … more
Proverbs 23:17 (ESV) “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the time.” Have you ever wondered how someone is living the good life even though … more
My favorite part of the Fourth of July celebration is the children’s parade on North Main Street. It is such a colorful, happy (well, except for the occasional teary tot) sea of children, … more
Toto may bless the rains down in Africa, but hurricane-weary North Carolinians probably shouldn't. In the last dozen years, meteorological studies have shown that the more rain the region of the … more
I’ve always likened North Carolina’s budget process to a dance, but this year it is hard to tell whether it’s a boogaloo, dosey-doe or the chicken dance. Longtime observers say they’ve never … more
Last week U.S. Sen. Richard Burr wrote a newspaper column criticizing the Eastern Band of the Cherokee for opposing the South Carolina-based Catawba Tribe’s efforts to acquire land near Kings … more
Columnist writer of Views and Reviews, Jean McCamy, offered some mighty strong words in last week’s The Wake Weekly column entitled “All of the words in the English language.” She went on to … more
A trade war is raging, farmers are suffering, manufacturing and construction are slowing, the Federal Reserve has tightened credit and the stock market is wobbly. Sound familiar? These conditions … more
Unless we live in caves, we have all heard of therapy animals; some even make it into the news. Dogs, cats, miniature horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, even crickets, can serve to lower blood pressure … more
It is truly heartwarming how many people are concerned about me and my well-being, and I suppose it is mean-spirited of me not to appreciate all their solicitous phone calls. Many of the calls go … more
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV) “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in … more
To the ears of politically engaged North Carolinians, it may sound strange to hear claims that changes in partisan control don’t yield significant changes in state policy. But among scholars, this … more
In a day and age when everyday’s news is loaded with accounts of wrongs that have us marching down the wrong road, what we need most are stalwarts of the truth who stand and proclaim the … more
Proverbs 27:17 (ESV) “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Friendship and family unity is a very important factor in our relationship with God. From the … more
Granddaughter Sora and I are back in the kitchen this summer. We’ve already made two recipes and plan more, so keep reading this summer and make some good food with the special kids in your … more
Out of curiosity, I Googled “number of words in the English language.” I didn’t really expect a definite answer and I didn’t get one, but I got a lot of fascinating information, including the … more
The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 197 — 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official … more
After 25 years of morbid obesity (320 pounds), I have been healthy for over 10 years and paying it forward every chance I can get. I always tell my clients the first step is the same for every single … more
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