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Years ago, it was hard to be a racist. You had to be fitted for and spend money on a white gown and don a pointy hat. You celebrated racism by getting some burlap, wrapping it around a cross, setting … more
There’s nothing more fun than messing with a phone scammer on a Friday afternoon when things are slow in the newsroom. Such an event happened to me not too long ago. I had gotten a voice message … more
A deer knocked down a part of our fence. Two days later, a storm hit, and falling branches took out another section. It was starting to feel like the HGTV version of “Final Destination.” When … more
It has been stated that knowledge is an investment that pays the best interest, a passion should be developed for learning, and the future of the world is in the classroom. Also, having wisdom and … more
The page of time had flipped and it then displayed 1978 — the year in which there was a mass suicide in Guyana. This was the year that Sweden had become the first nation to curb use of aerosol … more
“Yesterday” is smart, funny, poignant and one of the best films of the year. A 10-year musical failure, the talented but unsuccessful London-based Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) has just told his … more
It sounds like the makings of a creepy summer blockbuster: Venomous snake bites are on the rise in North Carolina, according to Dr. Michael Beuhler, the medical director of North Carolina Poison … more
President Donald Trump tweeted that he’ll have an “extended meeting” with China President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Resolving the nations’ trade dispute, and … more
It all started last Tuesday morning. A rare day through the week when my wife and youngest daughter both had a day off from work. I wasn’t sure if I was to have breakfast with my friend, Jerry, … more
Congressional hearings are a fixture in Washington and are supposedly a tool for investigation by the nation’s lawmaking body. Unfortunately, too often when Democrats are in charge, it’s not … more
The only lingerie I own is from leftover costumes I’ve kept from my high school theater performances. I’ve never worn it off-stage, but it has hung in my closet for 20 years, somehow making the … more
When the school year ended in June, we “young’uns” on the Lett farm had only a few days’ break before the 12-hour tobacco marathons began. “Rise and Shine” and … more
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