The Real War

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness.”  This is a long post, but I believe it is an important one.  I hope you will take time to read it. As a young man I was taught by my parents and my church to […]

Tell Me True

I have written in previous posts about how very difficult it is to get accurate and believable information.  Depending on the writer’s point of view, news accounts of the very same event can be 180 degrees apart.  This is especially true of reporting on the hot button issues of the day. A man for whom […]

Sunrise

In 1941-45 I rose early in the morning to catch the bus to school in Wilmington,  Early was necessary because during the war all vehicles were restricted to 35 miles per hour to conserve gas.  The school buses always complied, so it took a full hour or more to make the trip. Before the bus […]

The Beach

    My family moved to Carolina Beach, North Carolina, in the summer of 1938.  I was to call it home until January 1955, at which time my wife and I set up housekeeping in another town.  Of course, I have many fond memories of the beach and the nearby city of Wilmington, where I […]

Family Love

  On the afternoon of December 16, 1951, Ann McGuire and I stepped out of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Carolina Beach, North Carolina as man and wife. The Happy Couple After a brief honeymoon, we established a home for two in a small cottage in Chapel, Hill, North Carolina.  Over the next seven months I […]

The Impeachment Process: A Primer

President Trump screams that the present impeachment process is unconstitutional.  The President’s enemies, along with respected commentators such as Chis Wallace, say the Presidents claims are balderdash. Why does the President continue to make the claim?  What is the truth? Per the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach the President, […]

The Mystery of Sex

As a relief from politics, let’s take a shallow dive into a delicate subject. I have always been a bit confused about heterosexual interactions, and I sometimes wonder if others are as perplexed as I am.  What do women really think of men?  What attracts them?  What repels them?  At this stage of my life […]