What they were created for

What they were created for

It was always said jokingly, but it was the truth. Back during my career with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue, I would be asked from time to time about the ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Pokémon Go offers free fun, way to see local sights

A new smartphone app will not only let you collect different creatures, but it will help you go on an adventure to explore your town and see what it h...

July 14th, 2016 updated: July 14th, 2016. |  


A stain or a tattoo?

A stain or a tattoo?

Donald Trump said something controversial. What else is new? That usually happens about once or twice a week. But will it hurt the candidate in his ru...

July 10th, 2016 |  


The children of summer

Looking back to the fifties, or sixties White Lake wasn’t considered much of a resort, resort; really it was simply a family gathering place. Bu...

July 5th, 2016 updated: July 5th, 2016. |  


Spending summer at Camp Tobacco Field

Spending summer at Camp Tobacco Field

Well, the kids are out of school for the summer. They are bored and restless. What are you going to do with them? Of course, send them to camp!And the...

July 3rd, 2016 updated: July 3rd, 2016. |  


Another soldier died today

A light mist whispers gently over the trees this Southern morning, but soon the golden fingers of sunrise will separate each corner of darkness; and w...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Confronting the evil in Orlando

Confronting the evil in Orlando

I make notes on a yellow legal pad that I keep at my desk. It may be from a devotion I read that morning, something I heard on the radio, something I ...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Be careful with the name

Be careful with the name

“What’s in your wallet?” You probably quickly recognized that question from the credit card commercial on TV. There’s Samuel L...

June 19th, 2016 updated: June 19th, 2016. |  


Your tax dollars at work

Your tax dollars at work

I never liked going to court. But sometimes it was necessary while I was working with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue. I never really liked being the mean t...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Don’t sit under the apple tree

Sometimes it seems memories of the past are so real, we need only to reach out and touch the hands of those we held so tightly, many sunsets ago. Most...

June 10th, 2016 |