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. |  


That’s why they brag about our water

That’s why they brag about our water

You hear all the time about how great the local water supply is, and how much we all should be thankful for that.Every time Mount Airy officials list ...

January 23rd, 2016 |  


Living a salt and light life

Living a salt and light life

I imagine by now, all of you fairly local to the Carolinas, have seen a bumper sticker, or window decal, or perhaps a t-shirt that says “SALT LI...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


The King is dead; Long live the King

The King is dead; Long live the King

Even though I am sipping coffee from an Elvis mug of unknown provenance while writing this column, I believe the time has come for us as a society to ...

January 22nd, 2016 updated: January 22nd, 2016. |  


Today’s music pales next to the past

Today’s music pales next to the past

Last week, the music world lost David Bowie. While that was a significant loss, it pales in comparison to Monday’s news that Glenn Frey had died...

January 21st, 2016 |  


The prolification of misinformation

The prolification of misinformation

I never thought my career would turn toward journalism.I did some journalism while I was in the army, but I always thought I’d get into activism...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Some creative punishments for litterers

Some creative punishments for litterers

Geographically speaking, we are fortunate to live in a great part of the world — blessed with a rural landscape offering beautiful views of the ...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Check your spirital growth chart

Check your spirital growth chart

Where are you right now in your relationship with God? Do you have a deep and satisfying experience with your Maker? Are you happy about where you are...

January 15th, 2016 |  


‘Never seen Star Wars’ is the new vegan

‘Never seen Star Wars’ is the new vegan

The weekend before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened in December, NPR rebroadcast the “All Things Considered” review of th...

January 15th, 2016 |