Zombie apocalypse or 6 inches of snow?

Zombie apocalypse or 6 inches of snow?

This is now my third winter in the area, and every winter the local reaction to snow, ice and overall wintry weather boggles my mind. You would think ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Washington Post pulled a good old-fashioned hatchet job

Washington Post pulled a good old-fashioned hatchet job

It was a hatchet job, pure and simple.I’m talking about the Jan. 5 Washington Post article “How nostalgia for white Christian America drov...

January 8th, 2017 |  


NC should dial up Calif. cell-phone law

NC should dial up Calif. cell-phone law

I usually don’t think copying California is necessarily a good thing, given that the large state on the West Coast tends to be a trend-setter fo...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Retail stores dropping like flies

Retail stores dropping like flies

Store closings are coming so fast and furious it’s getting hard to keep up. On Thursday, Macy’s and JC Penny were the most recent followin...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Some tips before hiring a photographer

Some tips before hiring a photographer

Earlier this week I was talking to a young bride-to-be about the wedding. Specifically, about wedding photos.With the improvements in digital cameras ...

January 5th, 2017 |  


We lead in a lot, but not in healthcare

We lead in a lot, but not in healthcare

I spent the first decade or so of my adult life as a hard-line Republican. An 18-year-old Andy would have sung the party tune and marched behind the N...

January 4th, 2017 |  


‘Scared Straight’ after just two hours

‘Scared Straight’ after just two hours

Perhaps you are familiar with a program in America’s criminal justice system called “Scared Straight,” which attempts to shock juven...

December 31st, 2016 |  


‘12 days of Christmas’ is not just a song

‘12 days of Christmas’ is not just a song

You know how when someone says to you, “No offense, but …,” you know they are about to say something offensive enough to need a disc...

December 30th, 2016 |  


A fond farewell to blood-thirsty 2016

A fond farewell to blood-thirsty 2016

My last column of 2016. And what else could I write about this week other than the gut punches this year gave us?I’m talking about the way you f...

December 29th, 2016 |  


My Christmas wish – fewer passwords

My Christmas wish – fewer passwords

In the true spirit of Christmas, but one that goes against the prevailing I-want mentality of the holiday, I’m not asking for anything special t...

December 23rd, 2016 |