Ohhhh Nooooo, Mr. Bill is back

Ohhhh Nooooo, Mr. Bill is back

It’s always odd when someone addresses me as “Mr. Colvard.” I find myself looking over my shoulder to see if Dad or Big Pa is standi...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Seeking equality with Jesus sandals

Seeking equality with Jesus sandals

It’s that time of year again — the time when my thick northern blood works against me.All winter I tell these southerners they need to go ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Two words explain NASCAR’s woes: BO-RING!

Two words explain NASCAR’s woes: BO-RING!

My memories of stock-car racing go back to the 1960s when legendary figures such as Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts and Cale Yarborough barnstormed th...

May 6th, 2017 |  


The #MetGala is not the Met Ball

The #MetGala is not the Met Ball

The first Monday in May was this week and we all know what that means. #MetGala.Better than the the Super Bowl, the World Series or the Stanley Cup be...

May 5th, 2017 |  


The creeper strikes at Riverside Park

The creeper strikes at Riverside Park

I knew it would happen eventually.I knew that at one of these events at some park, I’d get accused of being the creeper with the camera.While th...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Beware the University-Industrial Complex

Beware the University-Industrial Complex

Before leaving office, then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the Military-Industrial Complex — a union of formidable forces bent on reap...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Tough guy approach has its drawbacks

Tough guy approach has its drawbacks

The idea of being tough is very ingrained in young men.It starts in childhood, gets blown out of proportion during puberty and gets treated with a fon...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Legislature has the wrong priorities

Legislature has the wrong priorities

Some folks seek public office for the purpose of serving the public, but I think most seek public office for the purpose of power.Everybody wants some...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Dying for attention on Facebook

Dying for attention on Facebook

At its best, Facebook is a valuable Internet resource that provides a worthwhile public service.It can allow families on different sides of the countr...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Lent is over, welcome back to Facebook

Lent is over, welcome back to Facebook

For all you folks who gave up Facebook for Lent, despite the fact that you get most of your news and news-ish information (this column being of the la...

April 21st, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |