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Way back in 1615 in a publication by Plato there began a designation of government as a “Ship of State.” I have always respected that view representing our national government. A ship, or a … more
It has been a joy to work through our series on the small microhabits of health. As a review, there are six key components to optimal well-being: nutrition, movement, sleep, water, mindfulness and … more
For those of us who are ready to welcome fall, there isn’t much good to say about temperatures that hang around 90 degrees all the way through September. Not much good, except that it might delay … more
Proverbs 30:5 (ESV) “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” Back in the old days, knights used shining armor and shields to protect them from … more
I always wondered what I would do if I ever lost my driving license after driving for 73 years. I learned rather quickly earlier this year when I was notified by the N.C. Department of Motor … more
It’s “cruelty,” Salon’s Melanie McFarland scolds. “Offensive in all the wrong ways,” wails Vice’s Patrick Marlborough. Most popularly — to repeat a charge several critics have … more
It began with flubs. It ended in fury. And it made North Carolina politics even more rancorous and destructive. I’m referring, of course, to a 55-9 vote in the House last week to override Gov. Roy … more
Last week’s special congressional races in North Carolina show that both Republicans and Democrats face big dilemmas in 2020. The difference is that Democrats have a choice about what to do, but … more
Sometimes all it takes is a photograph to make me want to try something new. That’s what happened about a week ago when I saw a photo of some homemade doughnuts. “I want to make those,” I … more
I get bored pretty easily. When I do, I have a few go-to things that I do when I get bored. Often, I am awake late at night and we all know that late-night TV isn’t so great. A lot of the time, … more
Hi, Parents. I know that your children do not pick up a newspaper without a nudge, so I know you will get this first. I’m a bit of a Pollyanna sometimes; therefore, I believe that you will share … more
What is better than having the most participants in the Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk this Sunday — this means more than last year’s 187, which was a record. And another record was broken — … more
As we continue our series on small microhabits of health, remember there are six key components to optimal well-being: nutrition, movement, sleep, water, mindfulness and stress management. Last week … more
My mother was an English teacher and, were she alive today, she would be among those appalled at some of the grammar currently in use and generally accepted by many people. I think who and whom … more
Philippians 3:12 (ESV) “Not that I have already obtained all this (knowing Christ fully), or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of … more
As a child, I remember helping my dad in our family garden. We began tilling up the soil each spring, and once the soil was ready, we ran rows for planting the seeds. This was my favorite part. As … more
In four years, I’ll be ready to take a serious look at highly progressive political candidates with bold new ideas to change the way I live. But right now, I want four years of Joe Biden in the … more
Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in North Carolina and across our country has reached epidemic proportions. When more than 2,000 high school athletic directors were … more
Being in this wonderful business of being all in everyone else’s business, I get to talk to people a lot, and even more importantly I get to hear people’s views on the world and the people in it … more
I’m so lucky to get so many cookbooks in my job. In recent months, I’ve received quite a few, including these three. If you enjoy reading cookbooks like I do, maybe you will see something here … more
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