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Like many others, the effects of the pandemic weigh heavy on my mind. The coronavirus has upended our daily routines and threatens to permanently change our lives. One thing is certain — the … more
1 Peter 3:8-9 (ESV) “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the … more
So where do we go from here? Over the past 8 weeks we have experienced changes — huge changes — to our way of life. What will the future hold for our retirement as we emerge into possibly “new … more
‘Tis the season for twitter. No, not what is coming from the White House, but what is coming from the bushes outside my kitchen window. Young birds are putting parents through their paces. They … more
Sometimes memories are prompted by little things when you least expect them. An advertisement for a car dealership the other day reminded me of the ’31 Dodge my first stepfather, William S. … more
I have put so much time and effort writing about other people that you readers probably have no idea who I am. Well, considering that sports have slowed down a bunch because of the COVID-19 outbreak, … more
Once again, I turned to an old cookbook for inspiration this week. The cookbook, purchased in 2010 is Cooking Light’s “Quick Baking.” I have flipped through the pages of this cookbook so … more
When small-business owners said it, authorities ignored them. When coronavirus skeptics said it, their fellow citizens scoffed. Now that federal judges are saying it, however, even governors are … more
It is one of those blank page, blank mind days. I keep remembering that William Shakespeare wrote “King Lear” while he was quarantined during the plague and I keep waiting for my muse to come and … more
As parts of the world slowly lift restrictions put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re seeing some businesses come back online — and some sports, too. Bundesliga, a European … more
Reporting on happenings in Wake Forest and the surrounding area for more than 45 years gave me an opportunity to take photos of various construction projects. For example, I photographed the steel … more
In spring, one of the most uncelebrated hot topics is pollen. You only need to turn on the TV and you will be inundated with commercials for allergy products. But why do people sneeze at the trees? … more
Colossians 1:15-17 (ESV) “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones … more
“And he can take a punch.” A former colleague was describing John Gleeson, who popped into the news last week when U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan appointed him to an unusual … more
A decade ago, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business analysts and policymakers thought they saw a turn toward a new urbanism. Downtown lofts and dense developments were the vogue. There … more
It’s equally true in politics and firefighting: The smoke can kill you quicker than the flames. Whether or not Sen. Richard Burr faces insider trading charges, and whether or not he’s … more
For a while, it appeared North Carolina’s leaders were heading down the road of bipartisan cooperation, something we can all applaud. But in recent days, that journey has taken a partisan … more
RALEIGH — So far, the federal government has agreed to borrow some $4 billion and then transfer the money to North Carolina state and local governments to address the health, education and … more
1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV) “But you are a chose race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness … more
I miss my annual trips to Grandfather Mountain each August for the Camera Clinic that was always hosted by my late friend, Hugh Morton, the founder of the beautiful nature destination. I was … more
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