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I feel like somebody gave a big party and I didn’t get invited. Even though I’m almost surrounded by the town of Wake Forest, I’m not inside the town limits and can’t vote in municipal … more
This column is about my late wife, Peggy, who passed away 14 years ago on Nov. 1, 2005. Instead of a memorial ad like we have been running each year in this newspaper, son Jimmy suggested I write … more
Psalm 22:26 (ESV) “The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let Your heart live forever!” Psalm 22 is an example of people talking about Jesus before He … more
They say a watched pot never boils. This year, the same thing seems to be true of fall foliage; it never turns. After our hot, hot summer that stayed with us into fall, I think we are all anxious … more
Following up from last week on my neighbors in Wenonah, New Jersey when I was 3 until 12 years of age before moving to Pitman, New Jersey in August 1941. Last week I wrote about one neighbor … more
By now you’re probably wondering, “Who is Grace Ministries USA and why does its devotionals keep showing up in the newspaper?” Simply put, Grace Ministries is here to serve you, the community … more
While I was pondering the topic for my next article, I came across three cases of bites from copperhead snakes, one fatal to a small dog who was protecting his kids, and thought some information … more
Genesis 3:8-9 (ESV) “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the … more
Psalm 21:13 (ESV) “Be exalted Lord in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power.” Most of the time, we lack the strength to get something done. Whether it’s physical, … more
Following up from last week’s column about my next door neighbor, Edwin Sayers in Wenonah, New Jersey. He was a middle-aged bachelor who had a “girlfriend” he often saw with a visit to her … more
Body dysmorphia is a serious concern within the 21st century. Both males and females are struggling with their bodies due to new expectations that have been set by social media. Nowadays, social … more
It was a brave man, or woman, who first ate an oyster. He must have been very adventurous, or very hungry, or both. I’ve tried to imagine how it went. I picture an early man (or woman) squatting … more
For several weeks now, I’ve been flipping through the pages of Valerie Brunmeir’s cookbook, “The Foolproof Family Slow Cooker and Other One-Pot Solutions,” deciding which recipes I want to … more
It’s no big secret that I am not a North Carolina native. I’ve lived here for almost 10 years. I wasn’t one of those folks who move from a northern place to North Carolina and try to make it … more
Have you ever gotten a job but not wanted to work a schedule? Ride services like Uber and Lyft allow their drivers to drive on their own time, and when they’re available, however, the government … more
Do you remember your first car? Of course you do, if you’re like most every man or woman. But, do you remember the make and model and how much it cost? Most folks do, and even the rate of … more
I’ve done a lot of things in my life. Some because I wanted to, some because I had to, and some because they just happened. There have been exciting things and fun things and sad things and … more
Wow! I’m glad we finally got over the four-month-long heat wave here in North Carolina which set a record 100 degrees on Thursday, Oct. 3, followed with 91 degrees on Friday; the last day of summer … more
The United States government is violating human rights with its treatment of immigrants trying to enter the states and apply for citizenship. Whether people like it or not, immigrants, children … more
I’m not sure who decided that if sending one cute animal picture, or joke, or cartoon, or sign or bumper sticker or T-shirt saying via email is a good idea, sending 20 at a time is an even better … more
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