Thursday, October 29, 2020

As I write this, our country is just one week away from the most consequential election in my lifetime. It is also one of the most contentious and turbulent elections in resent history.

No matter how this election will turn out, we’ll still have this beautiful place, and we’ll still have each other.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

A few years ago in Iowa, Makenzie and Steven Schultz went out to dinner for their sixth wedding anniversary. They were hoping for a beautiful romantic evening, with a lot of looking into each other’s eyes, smiling and sharing pretty thoughts.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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In my (now distant) past, I was a therapist for people who survived abuse (i.e., violent speech and behavior). I was always struck by how willing the rest of the family and community “enabled” the abuser.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

My fellow country-men, I believe with all my being, it is the responsibility of every citizen of a town, a state, a country, and a family to make certain, as the ebb and flow of humanity proceeds, that each new human being born be educated to proficiently decide and understand what is best f…

Last Thursday night (or very early Friday morning), something told me to get up at 2 a.m. and check the news.

As many of us are suffering through one humiliation after another right here in Chowan County, please know that many of us are also doing the best we can, with our God given talents, to uphold and maintain a high standard of living in our chosen hometown. The old adage, “Into each life some …

Thursday, October 01, 2020

There can be little argument that our most famous presidential speech was given by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19th, 1863.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Last Thursday, Sept. 17, there was an auspicious birthday. On that day, the Constitution of the United States turned 233.

Last Thursday, Sept. 17, there was an auspicious birthday. On that day, the Constitution of the United States turned 233.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE — I will admit, the Appalachian Mountains have a a certain allure. On this past Saturday morning, the mist lifted off the hills, as a creek gently flowed near my parked car. I waited for a chance to get my hands dirty at Veterans Healing Farm, a few miles outside Hendersonville.

Upon returning Saturday from Corolla-on-Sea, I found stuffed in my little mailbox the new edition of the latest Garden & Gun magazine. I looked for the obituaries, memorials, and encomiums for the newly departed Julia Reed.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

While many liberal organizations helped create the NC Clean Energy Policy (CEP) the North Carolina Utility Commission and the Public Staff provided guidance and perspectives during its development.

About three Augusts ago, we lost a golden balladeer. I’m sure you remember him. When we moved down here from northern, icebox climes, I had Glen Campbell on my mind.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Today, I purchased a sign, for my lawn, with half displaying the American flag and the second half showing the “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” Francis Scott Key wrote these words in 1814 and, since 1931, have been sung as the National Anthem of the United States.