Trail of Tears nothing to joke about

Trail of Tears nothing to joke about

A few words about the Trail of Tears and other jokes.Granted, the Trail of Tears would hardly seem a laughing matter. To the contrary, as recounted by...

February 15th, 2019 |  


The loss that lingers

The loss that lingers

My wife and I got the news on May 30, 1989. Our full-term nine-month-old son was dead. Karen had not felt the baby move in a couple of days and when s...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Some presidential trivia in honor of a forgotten holiday

Some presidential trivia in honor of a forgotten holiday

Yesterday was one of those holidays that most of us miss, unless we happen to be a teacher or a federal employee, in which case we got the day off. (A...

February 15th, 2019 |  



The numbers don’t add up

The numbers don’t add up

Even though I am now a retired educator, I still try to stay abreast of the latest issues occurring in education. Toward that end, I will occasionally...

February 14th, 2019 |  


Finding the love within

Finding the love within

Commercial television is teasing the viewing audience with shows such as “Sister Wives,” “Seeking Sister Wife,” “Married...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Thank you all, from the bottoms of our hearts

Thank you all, from the bottoms of our hearts

My mom came for the ice cream; she stayed because she fell in love.Forty-five years ago, my mother and father brought their burgeoning family from Cin...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

One of my childhood heroes, Frank Robinson, died last week.Frank’s name might not be all that familiar to young people today. But to me back in ...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Have a ball being princess for a day

Have a ball being princess for a day

This Saturday, Fields of Grace Worship Center will once again be hosting their fifth annual Princess Ball. Cinderella will be the special guest of hon...

February 10th, 2019 |  


Owning up to horrible actions

Owning up to horrible actions

First, we had Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam confessing to being in either blackface or a Ku Klux Klan robe in a photo on his medical school yearbook pag...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Free, black and 21

Free, black and 21

I ran into a twenty-something fellow wearing a T-shirt that said “I love being black.” I had a wave of fond nostalgia remembering how my m...

February 8th, 2019 |