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Sometimes I wonder how I ever lived without cable TV. Or live streaming TV, for that matter. Since their inception, I’ve become hooked on numerous channels, but have paid close attention to … more
Just when and who had the audacity or even the right to change the name of our meals? In our part of the world what we refer to today as dinner was called supper. It still is at my house. Get … more
Sometimes you can find the coolest things in the oddest places. I’m not saying that Books A Million is odd, by any means. But on my last visit, I found an “old … more
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President Biden for the botched military exit from Afghanistan.No one wanted American troops there forever, but it looks like we have abandoned many thousands of Afghan nationals … more
We are all aware of how protective and aggressive a mama bear can be about her little baby cubs. But, guess what? Human mamas can be just as protective and aggressive, if not worse. If you … more
I love August. But I don’t like the heat, oppressive humidity and late-evening thunder boomers that shake your house. What I do like is sitting on my sofa in the comfort of air … more
There is always something good to come out of what is bad. Locally, anytime there is a sewage spill from the town’s wastewater treatment facility it is bad news. The weekend before last, … more
Summer is a great time of year. I’m sure we all wouldn’t miss the heat and humidity. Usually about this time of year, during my younger years, my mom and her sisters always had a … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state government has a multi-billion-dollar surplus. Its enormity has multiple causes: past spending discipline, revenue growth from a resurgent economy, and … more
It never fails. A daily grip of horrid humidity as only eastern North Carolina can produce always triggers thoughts on the approach of autumn and cooler weather. We are far from out of the … more
Sometimes you just have to burn a few brain cells. In my case, it’s probably not a good idea. There are days that I listen to music on my iPhone when I get home. Other days, I turn on … more
Here’s what Forbes magazine reported earlier this month: “In 25 major U.S. cities across the country, officials have already cut – or have proposed cutting — funds from … more
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