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This week, we celebrate Teacher and School Staff Appreciation Week, and we are encouraging everyone to show gratitude for those whose strength and dedication to their students has shown brightly … more
RALEIGH — As we all follow the news about North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to remember that the most-tracked statistics offer at best a distorted and incomplete … more
Why is dressing for online meetings so much more difficult than dressing for normal life? I know how to dress for work. I know how to dress for home. I do not know how to dress for both at the same … more
Lib, my retired Methodist pastor wife, and I have been married for 55 years and our household has always been filled with interesting, sometimes differing but generally entertaining conversations … more
Just a friendly reminder, folks, that Mother’s Day’ll be here in five short days. That means — if you haven’t already purchased that touching, thought-provoking card or picked out a … more
There is no doubt we as Americans are facing a lot of very big things in life. A global pandemic and the resulting economic destruction that includes skyrocketing unemployment are tops on the list. … more
More than 400,000 Americans ­— approximately .32% of the country’s population, died in World War II. This generation sacrificed lives to save the country. Fast forward to 2020, where … more
We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America’s communities is local. First responders are our neighbors helping our neighbors, rushing to addresses just down the street … more
As if the COVID-19 quarantine isn’t enough to deal with these days, we have an election coming up in November, and with elections we get election year rhetoric and some of the most comical … more
Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a military historian and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has … more
We’re seeing now what efforts against COVID-19 were supposed to produce: a flattening of the growth curve of new fatalities. The growth rate of fatalities is dropping. We entered the dark … more
After my online yoga class, the swami led us in a meditation for supernatural powers. But so far, the only supernatural thing that has happened is the fact that I chose to participate in a yoga class … more
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