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I found myself thinking just the other day about the “advice” my parents gave me when I was growing up. You know, things like “Don’t cross your eyes because they might stay that way.” Or, … more
I look at the clock on the wall, watching for the time I desire and looking for the moment that pleases every sense I have all the while knowing 60 seconds adds to a minute, and 60 minutes is the … more
It was a peaceful weekend for me, devoid of controversy and drama, the kind of weekend everyone ought to have at least once in awhile. On Friday, I headed for the beach to enjoy the annual meeting … more
During our vacation this past week, husband John and I arrived at the Canadian border, wanting to head over to the “big” Niagara Falls. We handed our passports to a nice-looking young man in … more
Realizing that in the great shift of how we were doing things as a company over the last week caused me to overlook more than one thing that I should not have, the one that stands out the most is … more
RALEIGH — Although the North Carolina House has approved its version of a biennial budget, there’s a lot that North Carolinians can’t yet know about how much will be spent, and on what, over … more
I was scrolling through the news over the weekend and saw that neighboring Wake County Schools is considering a policy effectively relaxing the policy on cheating. The county’s Board of Education … more
“Mother,” “Mama,” “Ma,” “Mom,” “Mommy.” Whatever we call the woman who gave birth to us, it’s important to remember the good that she does or did. Exodus 20:12 tells us to … more
Are you tired of getting unsolicited phone calls trying to get you to buy something, especially those phone calls that appear to be a local number when they are not? I’m not just tired of them, … more
RALEIGH — If you are convicted of a crime, the government can punish you. If you are arrested but never convicted, the government can’t punish you. That’s the principle, simply put. Alas, … more
Every time I participate in a yard sale, I experience moments when I don’t think about the money that’s being made. Rather, I think about the happiness people experience when they find something … more
While the news oxygen was sucked up last week by the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday and the redacted release of the Mueller Report on Thursday, the truly important news is being made here at … more
RALEIGH — New research by two North Carolina State University professors has brought into stark relief the following facts: America is in a debt crisis, our economy is suffering as a result and … more
What happened to two of Jesus’ followers later in the day after the women had seen the empty tomb? I’ll give you a hint. These followers were walking to a village called Emmaus. Some of you have … more
One of my favorite parts of the church service on Easter morning is the hymns that we sing — hymns about Jesus being low in the grave and then arising, hymns about how excited we are about Jesus’ … more
RALEIGH — Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In … more
My eye doctor had long told me I had cataracts that were making my vision unable to be improved by glasses and were, in addition, slowly making my vision even worse as my natural lenses became more … more
When I think of a palm tree, I think of tropical, beachy areas such as Miami. And I think of lying under that tree, soaking in the hot sunrays and sipping on a cold glass of Diet Coke. If I … more
Here it is only a few short days until the April 15 deadline for Americans to pay their taxes, and tensions are high as Americans are discovering that the Republicans’ “great tax cut” of 2017 … more
RALEIGH — After Durham businessman Greg Lindberg, state Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes and two of Lindberg’s business associates were indicted in an alleged bribery scheme, advocates of … more
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