New Year’s Day a time for quiet?

New Year’s Day a time for quiet?

If you ask me what my favorite holiday is, chances are I’ll probably respond with whichever one happens to be the closest on the calendar.I writ...

December 29th, 2015 updated: December 30th, 2015. |  


Warm weather’s nice, but cause for concern

Warm weather’s nice, but cause for concern

The other day I passed by a marquee promoting the latest movie being shown at the Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy, which happened to be “Wh...

December 26th, 2015 |  


Christmas Eve, no time to be alone

Christmas Eve, no time to be alone

For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t have any plans for Christmas Eve this year and I must say, it felt weird. Christmas Eve dinner at...

December 25th, 2015 |  


Tis the season to create new memories

Tis the season to create new memories

Wouldn’t you know it? My day to print a column would happen to fall on Christmas Eve.Wanting to write a holiday story, I sat at my keyboard for ...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Best Christmas ever

Best Christmas ever

My list of Christmas experiences is pretty lengthy. I’ve got 29 years’ worth of them.This time of year, the memories of both good and bad ...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Leave poor Alexander Hamilton alone!

Leave poor Alexander Hamilton alone!

Upon examining a recent movement to banish Alexander Hamilton’s face from the $10 bill — one of the low points of 2015, in my opinion R...

December 19th, 2015 |  


Isn’t my money enough to give away?

Isn’t my money enough to give away?

I know I’m officially middle-aged now that I often start sentences with “Do you remember when …”Still, it does seem like so ma...

December 17th, 2015 |  


A threat from within

A threat from within

Throughout the years I’ve learned many things about government and the way it works. I’ve had a front-row seat to politics.I also studied ...

December 16th, 2015 |  


Does political correctness affect economy?

Does political correctness affect economy?

Just when you might have thought the politically correct among us finally had pulled out all of the stops, yet another example emerges. This time it d...

December 12th, 2015 |  


Yes, he’s a horse but not ‘just’ a horse

Yes, he’s a horse but not ‘just’ a horse

Of the 12 finalists for Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” award, only 11 are actual persons.The twelfth is a horse but no...

December 11th, 2015 |