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The most important question

The most important question

Who? What? Where? When? Why? Those were the questions we were told to try to answer in every news story …

February 7th, 2016 |  

It’s not the wolf at the door

It’s not the wolf at the door

Finishing up this column, I’m assuming there was another Republican debate this past week. The past debates have drawn a …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Remembering Greensboro and Dr. King

Remembering Greensboro and Dr. King

As I sat in the Civic Center, I noticed the four stools sitting at the counter. The setting was for …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Seeing what they see

Seeing what they see

As I drove up into the Walmart shopping center parking lot, I was relieved when I saw the deputy’s patrol …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Legislative goals achieved

Legislative goals achieved

At the outset of my first year serving in Congress, I laid out three main priorities to focus on in …

January 13th, 2016 |  

Dabo’s rest of the story

Dabo’s rest of the story

If you are a football fan, you have probably heard of Dabo Swinney. If not, he’s still someone you might …

January 10th, 2016 |  

“Not so fearless” predictions for 2016

“Not so fearless” predictions for 2016

It’s a new year. Have you already broken that New Year’s resolution? Along with those resolutions, there is another tradition …

January 3rd, 2016 |  

The Grinch and a heart transplant

The Grinch and a heart transplant

Honestly, I wasn’t too excited when I saw that the musical, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” was on our itinerary …

December 20th, 2015 |  

The season – and gift – of giving

The season – and gift – of giving

As the holiday season approaches, most people think about which relative’s house they will travel to in order to spend …

December 10th, 2015 |  

In a ‘pleasant place’

In a ‘pleasant place’

We all sat around the tables upstairs at the Piggly Wiggly and shared what we were thankful for. It was …

December 6th, 2015 |  

Bringing joy through words

Bringing joy through words

In today’s society, 75 percent of teenagers are not serious about their education; they are mainly muddling through, pushing just …

December 3rd, 2015 |  

Blessings exist in every life

Blessings exist in every life

As I was sitting in church Sunday morning listening to the choir sing “Count Your Blessings,” I felt chill bumps …

November 26th, 2015 |  

Dealing with the stuff

Dealing with the stuff

I was reminded recently of a truth that you probably know just as well as I. A phone call from …

November 22nd, 2015 |  

Newspaper media inform readers about best Black Friday deals

Newspaper media inform readers about best Black Friday deals

The infamous day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza – affectionately dubbed “Black Friday” – is always a major event for newspapers. Readers look …

November 20th, 2015 |  

SS7 Network — Trick or Treat?

SS7 Network — Trick or Treat?

I recall back in the 1980’s there was much discussion regarding the formation of the SS7 (signaling system No. 7) …

November 12th, 2015 |  

From May to December

“Oh, it’s a long, long, time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September….And these …

November 12th, 2015 |  

I will never, ever forget

I will never, ever forget

Thumbing through some saved photographs on my iPad this weekend, I stumbled across one of my favorite pictures of my …

November 11th, 2015 |  

How to leave a job

How to leave a job

There’s an old country music song that expresses an emotion that probably many of you have felt at one time …

November 8th, 2015 |  

Another year, another homecoming

I really wasn’t planning on going this year. Other things had come up, and I just didn’t feel like making …

November 1st, 2015 |  

Remembering a time like no other

Fat, heavy-bodied raindrops topple out of arching trees like classy high-divers, bouncing a lazy tattoo on the backs of the …

October 29th, 2015 |  

They may have their flaws, but …

They may have their flaws, but …

They may have their flaws, but … “I know being a successful neurosurgeon doesn’t qualify you to be President, but …

October 25th, 2015 |  

How long will it last?

How long will it last?

(Note: This column was originally scheduled for last Sunday but was delayed due to technical issues. But maybe it can …

October 18th, 2015 updated: October 18th, 2015. |  

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