Social media is new ‘opiate of the masses’

Social media is new ‘opiate of the masses’

I am not a fan of Karl Marx — him being the father of socialism/communism and all — and in fact have always had more of an appreciation fo...

December 16th, 2017 |  


More than a French toast emergency

More than a French toast emergency

It was a magical snow.The snowfall that began this past Friday, continued on throughout the day and into the next morning was special in a lot of ways...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Will people become slaves to robots?

Will people become slaves to robots?

When covering a Lego League tournament last month in Dobson, I was impressed by what was occurring.About 170 middle-school-age students were gathered ...

December 9th, 2017 |  


As sex scandals go, Woody Allen is old news

As sex scandals go, Woody Allen is old news

I saw something on television yesterday morning that I haven’t seen in a long time. A very long time.A network TV commercial for a new Woody All...

December 8th, 2017 |  


California ‘justice’ system strikes again

California ‘justice’ system strikes again

There are many good things about the state of California. It has some fine ski resorts and spectacular scenery, especially in northern areas near Lake...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Waiting for Santa, parade passes by

Waiting for Santa, parade passes by

Having viewed the Mount Airy Christmas parade for the first time on Saturday, it occurred to me I hadn’t seen a Christmas parade in at least ten...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Not thankful for student loan ‘turkey’

Not thankful for student loan ‘turkey’

Of all the things to be thankful for this holiday weekend, one item certainly not worthy of thanks is the continuing crisis facing those with massive ...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Lessons learned from Black Friday

Lessons learned from Black Friday

Ten years ago today — and by today, I mean Black Friday 2007 — I was experiencing my first, and last, Black Friday as a retailer.Having a ...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Groping for answers about harassment

Groping for answers about harassment

It has taken a few minutes today to get my computer booted up to begin writing, so I would assume no further sexual harassment allegations have occurr...

November 17th, 2017 |  


‘Orphans’ need Thanksgiving dinner too

‘Orphans’ need Thanksgiving dinner too

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, which is fairly understandable as it is a holiday based almost entirely on food. Well, food and grat...

November 16th, 2017 |