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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

JOY SYLVESTER JOHNSON: I Heard You

Two of the best things about living in the country is the silence and the darkness at night. Far from the city lights I can...

MIKE KEELER: Tolkien’s Final Tale A Long Time Coming

In the winter of 1916-17, JRR Tolkien was a shattered man. He had just returned from World War 1, suffering from trench fever. All but...

LIZA FIELD: Not My Job?

Environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility, including Congress’s. That is why I worked so diligently ... to protect the Endangered Species Act. —Newt Gingrich, A Contract with the Earth Does the...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Love Your Enemies? Not Likely!

Well, it’s happened again and I don’t suppose anyone is really surprised.  A terribly misguided person (or group) has found it expedient to blow...

LUCKY GARVIN: Lost in Translation

As I have previously written, as a lad I had but two ambitions for later life. One was medicine. But, prior to that, I...

JOY SYLVESTER JOHNSON: Are You A Living Parprosdokian?

A parprosdokian is a sentence which consists of two parts. The first is a well known figure of speech and the second is an...

DICK BAYNTON: Tolerance Revisited

Although the local circulation of our ‘The Roanoke Star.com’ is many thousands, the Internet that is home to our publication has outreach to everyone...

The Great Ignoble Apathy Among 21st Century People of Faith

  During a recent family visit, my 10-year-old nephew asked me what I thought about the current tenant of The White House. I responded, “I...

MIKE KEELER: Just A Song

Sadly, you've heard this one before. And you have Daniel Butterfield to thank. He was just a kid from Utica, New York, who attended Union...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Care-free, Careful, Care-filled

There are three stages of life through which most of us go: care-free, careful, and care-filled.  This came to mind as I followed a...