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I usually pepper my public presentations with some humor. After all, even I know economics can be a rather dull and dry subject. Injecting some jokes and laughter lightens the mood and makes me … more
An FBI special agent, a corrections officer and a postal program analyst have few duties in common, but their jobs have the same qualification: a four-year college degree. Jailers and gun-toting, … more
Once again, a prominent leader in North Carolina is coming under intense criticism for responding to a “Black Lives Matter” inquiry with the “But All Lives Matter” retort. UNC-Wilmington … more
I am getting a bit nostalgic about “the good old days.” Of course, the good old days were only a few months ago, but it gets harder and harder to remember what it was like when we wandered around … more
Philippians 4:6-9 (ESV) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses … more
If we had an election to decide if Father’s Day should be held once per month or, as we have it now, once per year, I would vote for once per month. But then it would soon become “old hat,” … more
I had a conversation with a cousin a few days ago about fresh peaches. We both love them and, on more than one occasion, have shared a big basket between our two households. We both admitted that … more
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
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