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Once upon a time, Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Nowadays they act like they are trying to co-parent a teenager while going …

What if our faith was never tested? Would we grow?Probably not. Consider James 1:2-4 (ESV): “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know …

Willie and Shirley Ramsey started talking to me about writing a weekly article for The Star in 1983.I laughed at them. Until I realized they were serious. Willie, in his laid-back, off-handed way …

We left the house and drove up to North Carolina. The mountains were spectacular, the cooler temperatures refreshing and the folks we met along the way were most friendly.Next time I’m going in a …

About 34 million people have fallen ill with COVID-19 in the U.S. and nearly 610,000 have died. Protection is readily at hand, but is going to waste in storage and in some cases …

It didn’t make any sense.Then, a lot of things with me don’t. It was July 3. 6:45 in the morning. I was running around Lake Junaluska. Somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina. The houses …

When Thurgood Marshall was strategizing his legal attack on segregation in the public school system of Topeka, Kansas, he asked psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark to repeat an experiment …

We must blame it on George Bush the Younger and the hysteria after the 9/11 attacks. He mistakenly gave our government too much power to spy on us through the ironically named “Patriot Act” and other morphing and unaccountable Federal agencies.

What do you call a piece of spaghetti wearing a false mustache? An impasta!All levity aside, there’s nothing funny when someone deceives or lies to us. In fact, there’s no better way to sabotage …

Tiger Woods, who became his own cautionary tale, made his redemptive comeback in 2019 when he won the Masters. It had been 3,950 days since his last major win. It was probably the best comeback story …

Summers were the best.Now, we understood the importance of school from an early age. All of us. Even Buddy Wiggleton admitted it was a “necessary evil.” We loved our elementary teachers, …

Wanderlust.It’s kind of a little brother thing. I’d remind David Mark that Mother said not to go past Archie Moore’s bottom field. He’d be over the fence and almost to the pond before my …

If we can’t agree on anything else, we can at least agree that America is struggling. Perhaps considering John Adams` words could help get the United States of America back on track.An article …

Now that the Legislative Session has come to a close, it has given me more time to get out and about in Senate District 3. I especially wanted to take the time to just say Thank You to everyone …

Daddy woke me up at first light the morning after I graduated from college with a 28-inch McCulloch 142 chainsaw in his hand, “Son, get up! Mother’s got breakfast on the table. We’ve got work …

With the creation this week of Juneteenth as a national holiday, I have seen several posts that, though meaning well in celebrating the day, have made mistakes about the history. Even my own college …

June is National Reunification Month, when we celebrate families who have been separated by the child welfare system but succeeded in reuniting. The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, which represents …

More than 200,000 Florida high school seniors recently concluded a uniquely challenging school year - and many will soon face a new set of challenges that come with adulthood, from leasing an …

Maybe I am getting old. I remember when TV and water were free and pornography cost money. I remember when LGBT meant a lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato sandwich. My generation can actually …

While Ron Hart is most likely sincere in his world view, [ See “Fauci needs to go, common sense needs to be invited in,” The Star and Times, June 3, 2021 ], he is just wrong and I need to take …

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