E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one

E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one

The Founding Fathers put forth the U.S. motto: E Pluribus Unum. “Out of many, one.” Then, the zealots at the gate of freedom began to change the narrative.

The moment that changed America

The moment that changed America

Barack Obama is the epitome of “what’s wrong” in America. After all, he picked on Donald Trump🍄 – a white guy! In public, no less!

It’s Not Mayberry Anymore

It’s Not Mayberry Anymore

By reclaiming community values, compassion, and common sense, we can build a future where guns are not instruments of fear.

The Brat Pack

The Brat Pack

The Brat Pack became synonymous with 1980s coming-of-age films that that resonated and left an indelible mark on the era.

The kid’s gonna be alright

The kid’s gonna be alright

In elementary school, Reily was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. “Forensic anthropologist,” without hesitation.

The roar of humanity

The roar of humanity

My first newspaper gig – executive editor of a staff of one – led to surfing the World Wide Web – and, ultimately, to my grandparents’ farm.

Today, I wish it was yesterday

Today, I wish it was yesterday

I’m 53, and my heroes are dying. Yesterdays are to be cherished. … Yesterday, we didn’t know that Tom Seaver was dead.

Grandaddy

Grandaddy

We were back in #TheBurg🥃 – but not on the ridge, running around the tobacco fields, berry patches, gardens, and hayloft.

Remembering Darold Neal

Remembering Darold Neal

Darold Neal went out the way he lived – showing love for his family, school, and everyone who knew him.

‘It was basically do or die’

‘It was basically do or die’

Jan. 31, 2014, I left Northside Hospital with a new lease on life. This is my closure moment — the end of a life chapter that changed me forever.