A third chance is one too many

A third chance is one too many

I have always believed everybody on earth deserves a second chance. Well, maybe not everybody. A murderer, for instance, should never have a second ch...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Tiger’s fall from life’s leaderboard

Tiger’s fall from life’s leaderboard

Whether or not they admire their individual personalities or the teams they play for, true sports fans usually appreciate athletic excellence displaye...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Easier said than done

Easier said than done

And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water.” And he said, “Come.” And when Peter wa...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


The rich are different from us

The rich are different from us

What’s the deal with rich famous people and DUIs?The subject comes to mind this week courtesy of Tiger Woods. Let’s be clear. This is not ...

June 2nd, 2017 updated: June 2nd, 2017. |  


Arguing Seattle bands’ places in history

Arguing Seattle bands’ places in history

The May death of singer Chris Cornell was the catalyst for a rousing debate among my guitarist friends recently.Of all the great bands that came out o...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Sizing up Surry’s finest, and I’m running

Sizing up Surry’s finest, and I’m running

Apparently, journalism isn’t the cushy job I thought it was going to be.I’ve had dangerous jobs before, and at times I miss the adrenaline...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Sacrifices run deep

Sacrifices run deep

He held the picture in his hand, a look on his face I’d never seen.The paper he held was new — a freshly minted reprint of an old, crackle...

May 28th, 2017 |  


War movies – a Memorial Day tradition

War movies – a Memorial Day tradition

There are many things I detest about the way Memorial Day is observed, which is supposed to be a time for remembering the supreme sacrifices made by A...

May 27th, 2017 |  


At the corner of vanity and delusion

At the corner of vanity and delusion

The Word of the Day is “scalp micropigmentation.”I know this because Twitter has decided it is a service which might interest me. Scalp mi...

May 26th, 2017 |  


My discovery of a puddle of happiness

My discovery of a puddle of happiness

I have always enjoyed man activities.That is I like to golf, fish, shoot, kayak, blow stuff up, drink beer, grill steaks and mow the lawn — alon...

May 24th, 2017 |