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Finally, after a long, hot summer, we have been able to sit on our screened porch again. First it was a bodacious pollen season, then record temperatures to create a long spell of looking … more
This month we were again shaken by horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Pain and fear has struck the hearts of the American people and the reverberations are sweeping our nation … more
In July, I reached a $600 million settlement with the credit bureau Equifax over its 2017 data breach. It was the largest ever breach of consumer data, affecting more than 5.3 million North … more
We are continuing our series on small microhabits of health that you can implement to create long-term sustainable health in your life. There are six key components to optimal well-being: nutrition, … more
I mentioned neighbor George Macon in last week’s column about how regular he is about greeting me at The Border Restaurant when a group of us have our Thursday morning breakfast group casual … more
Proverbs 29:23 (ESV) “A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.” Everyone wants to be successful. Whether it’s paying off all your debt, buying a new … more
When I was a starry-eyed teenager with a few high school plays under my belt, I was sure I was headed for Broadway! I dreamed of stopping on the way to do summer stock at the Barter Theatre in … more
Mary O. Pinky Cooke sent me a belated congratulations on March 31 of this year, on my winning the 2018 Kingsdale Award presented at the Best of the Best ceremony last October. Thank you, Pinky for … more
In the past, I have often thought that I couldn’t be politically active because I am too young to vote. I have since learned, however, that there are more ways to be involved in government than … more
Six new outdoor sculptures and five murals have been added to Wake Forest’s growing collection of public art, listed on a self-guided walking tour at 18 pieces. These temporary additions are the … more
Isaiah 40:31 (ESV) “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not … more
On June 23, my family and I took a day trip from our home in Greensboro to the town of Louisburg in order to meet Will Hinton, a professor of art at Louisburg College whose great-great grandfather … more
“Online communities like 4chan and 8chan have become hotbeds of white nationalist activity,” the editors of the New York Times wrote recently in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. … more
I am thinking I need an office. I don’t need a big one, really. I just need someplace where I can write the column in peace. As those of you who follow the column regularly know, I write the … more
Tis the season! No, not Christmas — soccer season, and a cause for much rejoicing. Of course, considering the popularity of the sport worldwide, there is almost always somebody playing soccer, … more
Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV) “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with … more
Over the next several weeks I will dig into small microhabits of health that you can implement to create long-term sustainable health in your life. Optimal well-being is so much more than what you … more
OK, ardent readers, I told you last week that this column will be my last one about backpacking and I’m sticking to it. I ended last week’s column by writing about a surprise meeting of two … more
We have all sustained open wounds, which are breaks in the integrity of the skin, but wounds can be closed as well. Closed wounds are caused by blunt force trauma, such as being punched or hit by a … more
What is it about birthdays that make you reflect on what has been and think about what’s to come? The birthday I recently observed wasn’t one of those milestone events, but after you pass your … more
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