Halloween memories of having fun

Halloween memories of having fun

Halloween is just around the corner, and while I risk being labeled some sort of heretic pagan by some of my more conservative friends every time I sa...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Taking Facebook talk with a grain of salt

When the Founding Fathers established our system in the late 1700s and basic principles such as the right to free speech, I doubt any of them envision...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Objecting to a conscientious objector

Objecting to a conscientious objector

Last Tuesday evening I was laying in a hospital bed at the Veterans Affairs medical clinic in Salisbury. With little else to do I tuned into the Democ...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Debates are a waste of good air time

Debates are a waste of good air time

I am certainly a political junkie, but not to the point of being addicted to one of the major controlled substances of our election system nowadays: t...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Tucking in your shirt makes you happier and richer

Tucking in your shirt makes you happier and richer

Somewhere around the turn of the millennium, I decided it was hip not to tuck in my shirt. Been walking around ever since with shirt tail flapping, cu...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Playboy’s risque, err risky move

Playboy’s risque, err risky move

On Tuesday evening as I write this, a rumor that has been swirling for a couple of years finally was proved true.Playboy magazine will no longer featu...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Why can’t voters decide issues?

Why can’t voters decide issues?

Recently I wrote an article regarding a local woman who is lobbying against a dog tethering law in Surry County.Her cause seemed just enough, and her ...

October 14th, 2015 updated: October 14th, 2015. |  


Why don’t more city residents vote?

Why don’t more city residents vote?

Those who venture to downtown Mount Airy this weekend for the Autumn Leaves Festival no doubt will encounter mobs of people.Festival visitors will be ...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Being friends with God

Being friends with God

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24 (KJV)Most fol...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Time to hurry up and get done, MLB

Time to hurry up and get done, MLB

There was a time when baseball was easily my favorite sport.I watched many games on a tiny 13” black-and-white TV in my bedroom because no one e...

October 8th, 2015 |