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Confession No. 1,039 Topic: Coronavirus Dearest Porcelain Goddess, I bow before you, or rather, sit upon you with earnest gratitude for the physical separation you afford me from my children. … more
Despite being deemed inessential and asked to stay home by the American politician this week, on April 1 my wife and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. With the outbreak of the … more
Several months ago, before anyone imagined the current crisis, I read a book called “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. Frankl was a Jewish Viennese psychiatrist who was captured by … more
Usually at this time of year — April Fools’ Day — some people in my position would find a way to try and make the readers believe something that’s not real. While that may work for some … more
When you sit back and think, we are only three months into the year of 2020. But these three months have felt like its own decade. Just a few weeks ago, we started hearing about COVID-19, then … more
I’m not sure whether COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, in the U.S. qualifies as a true disaster. Putting the disease in perspective, we might look at current influenza illnesses. … more
The global coronavirus pandemic has thrown the United States (like most of the rest of the world) into a sort of quasi-organized chaos. All across the country, businesses, health care systems, … more
There is no doubt America faces a crisis. The coronavirus is changing how we live. Despite the adversity, the American spirit is shining through and will once again prevail. From Harnett County to … more
The line outside Costco last Saturday morning wrapped from the front entrance down the entire length of the building. Only a few at a time were allowed inside to keep the store from overcrowding. … more
RALEIGH — The precise course of the COVID-19 outbreak and its medical, social, and even political consequences are impossible to know at this writing. But there is at least one thing state … more
SOS from the front lines of coronavirus isolation with kids: 00:01:00 The schools have been closed. The store shelves are empty. We’ve been shopping. We’ve been preparing for this. We are … more
I quoted Maj. Gen. George S. Patton in my column last week: “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” I’m repeating it because it is so relevant … more
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