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Some initial thoughts: the recent decisions of the special session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church

If I were still writing my newspaper column, I’d be writing, this week, about the special session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, which met over the past several days to make decisions about church doctrine regarding … Continue reading

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New column: “Winter Storm Diego meant cold weather, warm hearts”

Hi, all! My newest newspaper column is up, and it’s all about how my small community in the mountains of Western North Carolina came together during Winter Storm Diego. To read, click here. Want to stock your Kindles and e-readers … Continue reading

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New column: “Come together for the holidays, no matter your family’s traditions”

This is a season of celebration: of peace, hope, and good will, in faith traditions all over the world. In honor of Decemver 3rd marking the first day of Hanukkah, my newspaper column this week is about the history and … Continue reading

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New column: “How to say goodbye to a house you love”

Hi, all! My newspaper column this week is up, and it’s about saying goodbye to the places we love. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “It’s time to celebrate the summer solstice–the first day of summer and the longest day of the year”

All over the world, people celebrate the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a day around which parties and legends abound. So that’s what I’m writing about in my newspaper column this week. … Continue reading

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New column: “Here’s to the dads who taught me to waterski”

I am woefully behind on posting my newspaper columns. I blame the summer, that mercurial minx. This one is about childhood, learning to waterski, and the dads who taught me how. With a belated Happy Father’s Day to all the … Continue reading

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New column: “Pediatric cancer is an emotional journey”

My newspaper column this week is one near to my heart. It’s about my dear friends and their son, Holmes, age 9. Holmes has a malignant brain tumor. This is a special family. I hope you’ll take the time to … Continue reading

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New column: “Beloved veterinarian catered to pets — and their people”

Hi, folks. My newspaper column today is about my beloved family veterinarian, who passed away in February. It’s also about pets, kindness, and being a last chance guy. To read, click here.

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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. As for … Continue reading

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