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The coffee maker broke. What was I saying? Oh, yes, the coffee maker broke. It occurs to me that there are other ways to make coffee. Surely, coffee has been made without a coffee maker. I will be … more
Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their … more
This past Christmas resembled the month of March — roaring in like a lion in what seemed to have arrived only days after Halloween. My late grandaddy always said that the older you get, the more … more
EDITOR’S NOTES: Laura Hollis is off. EVERETT, Pennsylvania — For the past two years, items on layaway for over 200 families at the Walmart here have been paid for by some generous soul who … more
I am sure that headline made a few people turn their heads, but because of the timing of my presence on this earth, tomorrow will mark the seventh decade in which I have lived on this great big blue … more
How would you describe the year 2019? I’ve pondered the just-right descriptive adjective and finally settled on the seldom used, but highly appropriate word quarrelsome. We shouldn’t have been … more
RALEIGH — According to North Carolina regulators, Mecklenburg County needs 76 more hospital beds. Adding 80 would be excessive. Adding 72 would be inadequate. I’m sure their 76-bed prediction … more
For Chrismukkah this year, I bought my kids a giant tree swing. This has been an effort three years in the making. The kids have always wanted a tree swing (heck, I’ve always wanted a tree … more
First of all, I hope everyone reading this had a merry Christmas and got what you wanted under the tree. Hopefully, you were able to enjoy family, friends and the holiday. With that in mind, there … more
Well it’s official now the president of the United States has been impeached on a strictly partisan vote in the House of Representatives by the new champions of democracy. While many of you … more
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized for his medical school blackface stunt, but he will have much more to apologize for if he signs into law a bill that attacks Virginia citizens’ Second … more
One of my favorite holiday tunes croons about the joy of being home for Christmas. It reminded me of just what that has meant to me over the years as I once again migrate towards the place I have … more
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