Columns are a pain in the funny bone

Columns are a pain in the funny bone

On Tuesdays I write a weekly column that runs on Thursday.Some weeks I have to think a bit on a topic, but usually something happens over the weekend ...

February 11th, 2016 |  


My soft spot exposed

My soft spot exposed

As a writer at this publication I make a very concerted effort to put a game face on. I attempt to emotionally detach myself from every situation abou...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Resource fair about lending a helping hand

Resource fair about lending a helping hand

Helping someone help themselves was one of the primary goals of the recent “Community Supervision Resource Fair” held at the Surry County ...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Cute Little Girl Syndrome rears ugly head

Cute Little Girl Syndrome rears ugly head

If someone had the wherewithal to take a poll on something besides the presidential race (which surveys show is the top polling topic these days), I&#...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Brie is back and I never knew it was gone

Brie is back and I never knew it was gone

Brie is making a comeback, or so I heard a few weeks ago. Imagine my surprise. I had no idea that it had gone anywhere.Not once in the 34 years since ...

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  


Name dropping means nothing without Jesus

Name dropping means nothing without Jesus

Greetings to you in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We come to you once again in this month of February 2016. My how time goes by, anoth...

February 5th, 2016 |  


All for 30 pieces of silver

All for 30 pieces of silver

Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for a reward of 30 silver coins, according to the Gospel of Matthew.Whether the coins were Tyrian shekels or AntiochR...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


It’s an honor just to be nominated

It’s an honor just to be nominated

First, let me humbly thank all the members of the Academy for nominating me in the category of best actor in a comedy series.I’d also like to th...

January 30th, 2016 |  


To thine own self be true, and to God be true

To thine own self be true, and to God be true

Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, had a line that said, “To thine own self be true.”How often have we fooled ourselves into thinking we...

January 29th, 2016 |  


It was a cold, dry month

It was a cold, dry month

“Do it,” they said.“It will be good for you,” they said.“You’ll lose weight,” they said.“You’ll ...

January 29th, 2016 updated: January 29th, 2016. |