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The same president who signed an executive order to curb campus censorship is suing The New York Times for publishing an opinion piece that stoked his fury. News that President Donald Trump’s … more
Exodus 33:9-11 (ESV) “When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses. And when all the people saw the … more
Roving Around In years past, my late wife, Peggy, and I worked every week to put out the best newspaper we could. Back then I did not have much time for watching television. Retirement is … more
I gave my daughter a few suggestions for her birthday dinner this past weekend. I offered to cook several things, including chicken and gravy with homemade biscuits or maybe our favorite chicken pot … more
As I learn to embrace the open doors and opportunities in my life, knowing it means closing doors of old behaviors and dishonorable treatment of myself and the God I serve, one prevailing idea keeps … more
President Donald Trump isn’t a fan of National Public Radio. When conservative pundit Mark Levin asked, “Why does NPR still exist?” on Twitter last month, Trump retweeted the post, adding … more
Every human requires food, clothing, shelter, air and water to survive. Many of us don’t worry about these basic needs, but food scarcity and shelter are concerns for too many North … more
Are you, like me, waiting to vote in the upcoming primary until the South Carolina results give us a better idea about who the viable Democratic presidential candidates are going to be? In 1984 … more
Roving Around My daughter-in-law Ginger Allen’s family — the Meeks of Warren County — hosted a glimmering celebration Sunday afternoon. Her parents Butch and Janis Meek reserved a seat for … more
Views and Reviews Here we are with early voting well underway and I’m still muddling around trying to make up my mind who I will vote for. I’m good on the state races, but still undecided … more
“Folks, we’ve got a really big shew (show) for you tonight. And now, right here on our stage ….” With those introductory words, host Ed Sullivan opened another installment of “The Ed … more
Psalm 46:10 (ESV) “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” It’s hard to be still, especially throughout the hustle and … more
Ben Baker wouldn’t want his daughters to attend a Drag Queen Story Hour at the local library — and as a parent, that’s his prerogative. But if Baker has his way, other parents won’t be able … more
Last week’s news that McClatchy newspapers were declaring bankruptcy wasn’t a complete surprise. There have been rumors, but that organization isn’t alone, as industry ad revenues have … more
Happy spring! Or happy winter! The current season seems to depend on which day of the week it is. Here lately, we are having winter weekends and springtime midweeks. Weekend before last, we … more
Jude 24-25 (ESV) “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus … more
I can’t remember the first name of my last girlfriend in New Jersey before I moved to Wake Forest in 1952. I do recall all the other girls’ names I associated with through the years. That full … more
President Donald Trump’s latest budget contains some conservative proposals to save the taxpayers’ money. But it relies on an unconservative practice — one that North Carolina’s legislature … more
Have you been watching the presidential debates on TV? Falling viewer numbers indicate a growing number of us are tuning out and turning off these slickly produced spectacles that are dull, … more
When John Bolton comes to North Carolina next week, I want to ask him about the Bible. Bolton is to speak at Duke University on Monday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. I wonder if he, like me, has been … more
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