A carpenter I am not

A carpenter I am not

Someone once said, “Find something you’re good at, and stick with it.” For some of us, we’re still searching for what that may...

January 7th, 2019 |  


Vacation not all it’s cracked up to be

Vacation not all it’s cracked up to be

Here is the problem with going on vacation: You can take a vacation from work and you can take a vacation from school … but you can’t take...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


It has been an honor to serve

It has been an honor to serve

I am doing something in today’s column I had previously advised Wilmington News Journal Editor Tom Barr and reporter Gary Huffenberger I would n...

January 2nd, 2019 |  



A pragmatic approach to resolutions

A pragmatic approach to resolutions

As I pause to look back over my accomplishments versus my resolutions in 2018, I notice a couple of things. First, the overwhelming urge to drift off ...

January 1st, 2019 |  


Picture worth a thousand thoughts

Picture worth a thousand thoughts

There it was, staring at me as soon as I opened a box, situated like someone had placed it there on purpose. How long had it been, I wondered, since I...

December 28th, 2018 |  


We have too many laws

We have too many laws

We have too many laws in our nation. This is a refrain which I have repeatedly reiterated in this very paper.Some examples from our voluminous crimina...

December 27th, 2018 |  


She died of a broken heart

She died of a broken heart

One of my favorite Christmas memories was one I shared with our son, Greg, several years before he was married.A week before Christmas I left our home...

December 26th, 2018 |  


Shining light on the good

Shining light on the good

There is little doubt that bad news sells so well that bad is almost all we hear about. We hear about wars, humans treating humans inhumanely, weather...

December 24th, 2018 |  


Christmas magic in many forms

Christmas magic in many forms

The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms.I remember the shiny gloss of a purple-and-white J.C. Higgins bicycle at age 8. The next year wa...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Home is where you make it

Home is where you make it

I tend to be a home body. My wife is aggravated by this at times; she is more of a traveler and likes to be on the move.This article idea just popped ...

December 20th, 2018 |