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All of us hope that we are fortunate enough to be able to have stable health and live independently in our retirement years. Oh wouldn’t it be nice to have that crystal ball? But life happens and … more
Police stormed Breonna Taylor’s apartment as she slept and sprayed her with gunfire, leaving the 26-year-old emergency medical technician to die in a pool of blood. The Louisville … more
There was a time in March when it felt like we were all united in attacking COVID-19, but that honeymoon was shortlived. By the end of April, the virus had become partisan. If you listen to some … more
Taking care of ourselves is important every day of our lives in everything we do, but I don’t think it has ever been as important as it is right now. As staying healthy becomes more of a footnote … more
Psalm 127:1 (ESV) “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” No task has eternal worth apart … more
With more than a million words in the English language, who in the world decided that “defund” was a good choice of word to promote the reform of our law enforcement system? The definition … more
I had a unique experience recently with our Wake Forest Camera Club. It was called a Zoom video conference. It involves all the members who want to be involved in the group clicking an internet … more
As soon as he heard the news that a mob had torn down statues on the grounds of North Carolina’s State Capitol on the evening of June 19, Gov. Roy Cooper realized his mistake. He had not been … more
During the month of May, 38 states saw their unemployment rates drop as governments eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed more businesses to open and individuals return to work. In North … more
As they heaped praise on the Black Lives Matter movement, America’s big-city mayors were actively working to undermine it with harsh curfews that cut marches and rallies short. Minneapolis … more
A very important question: “Do I love justice only when I am being treated unjustly, and not when I am behaving unjustly?” Read that again, carefully. I’ve been blessed to live a long time, … more
The other day, a Dortmund versus Dusseldorf soccer match sportscaster opined that we learn something new every day, not always useful, but interesting just the same. I thought that was a nice … more
Daughter-in-law Ginger excitedly invited me to accompany the family to Lumpy’s Ice Cream home-made ice cream store in downtown Wake Forest on Friday evening after supper. I knew she would require … more
As North Carolina responds to the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to recognize that the effects are widespread and will be felt for months or even years to come. Small business owners and their … more
RALEIGH — Should Gov. Roy Cooper continue his current approach to reopening North Carolina’s shattered economy, speed up the pace to save more jobs and businesses or slow it down in … more
Should Fort Bragg keep on being Fort Bragg? Or do we need another name for North Carolina’s largest military base? I got my first lesson about that question in the summer of 1961 at ROTC … more
A recent headline jolted J.K. Rowling out of her wizarding world and into Oceania, the domineering surveillance state of George Orwell’s “1984.” Rowling scoffed at an online … more
RALEIGH — While announcing a cumbersome set of guidelines for schools to reopen in August, Gov. Roy Cooper pointedly made no promises about whether he will, in fact, allow North … more
Does our state government spend too much, too little or just enough? That was the Cinderella question I asked myself after reading a post on the Civitas Institute website.  The article began … more
Between the time I wrote last week’s column and the time you read it, a lot changed — mostly good. When I wrote, cities all over the country, including Raleigh, were cleaning up after a weekend … more
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