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I will be the first to admit, for someone who writes a column about politics, about 50 percent of the time I am truly uninformed. The last thing I want to do is listen to a stump speech from a … more
When we talk about “pro-life” in our national discussion about abortion, “life” is understood to be about the unborn child in the mother’s womb. But it would serve us well to expand our … more
There was a time when I was new to The Daily Record and the county government beat. It was then I met Abe Elmore and was also welcomed. Mr. Elmore was gracious enough to sit down with me in … more
Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes free health care … more
There is a country song where a crooner talks about what he plans to do in his “next 30 years,” and now that I am into my own next 50 years, it is time for me to think about what roads I intend … more
In one of the most compelling scenes of the 2006 movie “Bella,” a handsome and charismatic soccer player named Jose is driving through a New York City neighborhood with his manager, Eduardo, on … more
With warm weather in the air, so brings the idea of grilling out, and enjoying dinner outdoors with friends and family. Many enjoy spending Memorial Day weekend, July Fourth and other summer holidays … more
I’ve been watching the emerging election for North Carolina’s Senate seat and wonder if we are seeing symptoms of a larger trend. Our traditional tribalism — Republicans and Democrats — has … more
RALEIGH — Congressional elections in odd-numbered years? Odd is certainly one way to describe what many North Carolinians are experiencing right now. But in some ways, the special elections of 2019 … more
“Did you really just fall out of your chair? In the middle of class? For no reason?” my brother asked me. He was a senior in high school. I was one year out of college. At first, I was … more
A basic law in physics says that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another. The same rule, I think, applies to society. There is a given amount of … more
Every Mother’s Day I get my wife a Mother’s Day card. While I realize she is not my mother she is the mother of my two children and deserves to be recognized for helping me raise two children and … more
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