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There are 720 hours in one month. And in the past 30 days, I have spent 245 hours in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. That is the equivalent to 10 full days in the hospital. The first 72 hours … more
Netflix’s monster (literally) hit series “Stranger Things” has just wrapped up its third season. It continues to be a blockbuster. If one thing has been consistent, it’s been observers’ … more
I grew up in the “separate but equal” school era, although we knew black schools weren’t equal. The 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, ruled that segregation in public … more
This weekend I got a fun opportunity that I had last year as well. I was able to attend GalaxyCon in Raleigh. Last year, it was called SuperCon. Same event; different name. Throughout the day we … more
RALEIGH — When it comes to public affairs, bad news is good and good news is bad. That is, political speeches and media pieces that describe a problem as big and getting worse tend to attract more … more
When I was a kid, my dad and I would hike the Appalachian Trail, each summer picking up where we had left off the year before. We never got very far. Just long enough for that time when we stumbled … more
Let’s think about priorities. Say that you live in one of the dangerous high crime and poor schooling neighborhoods of cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit or St. Louis. Which is most important … more
In case you missed it, last weekend nearly all of America was under a heat advisory. As I woke up last Friday morning, the news reports were full of dire warnings of the extreme heat coming in … more
Unfortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives is starting to look more and more like America’s universities. Freshmen show up not to learn but to teach. They think they already know it all … more
It was 50 years ago today the Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and brought to a close one of the greatest chapters in American — and for that matter — world … more
Some fads from the past should fade into obscurity as quickly as they began trending. This past week, I was waiting in line at the grocers when I caught a glimpse of nostalgia. As the female … more
I believe that there are a few mere moments that define our lives. These few moments manifest themselves differently for every person, and they change us from who we were into who we are. Moments … more
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