Aug. 24, 2016 08:31
In Wilson Pickett’s 1966 hit recording “Mustang Sally” he laments that “All you want to do is ride around Sally … ride, Sally, ride.” The song, written by Mack Rice, wasn’t intended as social commentary. But looking back it’s an apropos description of America’s decades-old love affair with the automobile....
Aug. 10, 2016 09:03
Driving home on a two-lane country road through southern Virginia in July, I came upon some road construction. After a warning of “one lane road ahead,” there appeared a solitary man holding a stop sign on a pole. He had stranded himself on a thin island of shade....
Aug. 3, 2016 08:19
Like any good Southern American white man I get a powerful thirst to study Civil War military campaigns when the days turn long and the weather turns hot....
July 27, 2016 10:21
We have hungry people in Guilford County. Lots of them. We have sun exposed windowsills in the Guilford County schools. Lots of them. Hmm … maybe someone will develop an educational tool to teach students to grow food on those windowsills to help feed the hungry....
July 20, 2016 10:17
Is Obama perfect? Far from it. But he has fought to lift up the nation against incredible odds. For that I believe his legacy will be one of greatness....
July 6, 2016 08:51
The level of anger and frustration with the current political situation in the United States is palpable. I feel it every time I am in a public place. I felt it last night at a rock concert I attended in Charlotte after one of the performers expressed his negative opinion about North Carolina’s already infamous “HB2....
June 29, 2016 08:18
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My brother Tommy has suffered from severe seizures caused by intractable epilepsy since he was six months old. Now 23 years old, he has been on life support 42 times, been Medevac’d seven times, tried hundreds of medication combinations, followed specialty diets and even undergone brain surgery....
June 22, 2016 08:17
In March 2015 City Council directed the City Manager to develop a proposal for making Greensboro the most “solar friendly” city in North Carolina. Here we are 15 months later, still awaiting the coming of the Sun. Maybe the draft will have been released by the time you read this....

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