Boomer crimes against home decor

Boomer crimes against home decor

With the Autumn Leaves Festival coming to town today and the streets of Mount Airy being swamped with retail opportunities; birdhouses of all descript...

October 13th, 2017 |  


A Dr. Seuss tale of green eggs and idiots

A Dr. Seuss tale of green eggs and idiots

A persistent menace posing an ongoing threat to the health, safety and welfare of Americans everywhere has struck again in recent days.I’m not t...

October 7th, 2017 |  


FDA marks love as the ingredient that dares not speak its name

FDA marks love as the ingredient that dares not speak its name

Receiving surprisingly little media attention, reports of what could be seen as a bit of government overreach began to trickle out this week. It seems...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Panthers’ offense a work in progress

Panthers’ offense a work in progress

The Carolina Panthers are off to a great start at 3-1, but what about the sluggish offense?Last year the Panthers went 6-10 and missed the playoffs fo...

October 4th, 2017 |  


NFL protesters playing a losing game

NFL protesters playing a losing game

Just because people possess “the right” to do something, does it mean they should always exercise that right?I mean, given that you most c...

September 30th, 2017 |  


From Austin Powers to gold balloons

From Austin Powers to gold balloons

As a returning resident of North Carolina about 14 years ago, it became clear that being able to dance the shag was an important life skill.I hadnR...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Who doesn’t want a ‘Mayberry escape’?

Who doesn’t want a ‘Mayberry escape’?

If you suddenly woke up from a two-year amnesiac coma and didn’t have a calendar handy, you’d still know Mayberry Days was under way in Mo...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Nostalgia needs a plan, and some focus

Nostalgia needs a plan, and some focus

On the way to work today, I somehow ended up behind a sort of faux-Conestoga covered wagon which was impeding traffic considerably. But why should I b...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


What’s up with the hurricane names?

What’s up with the hurricane names?

Although the two recent hurricanes have passed into meteorological history, millions in Texas, Florida and elsewhere are still dealing with the misery...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Our own kids are ‘Dreamers,’ too

Our own kids are ‘Dreamers,’ too

I don’t want to get into a big debate about how great the so-called “Dreamers” are, the young people in the Deferred Action for Chil...

September 9th, 2017 |