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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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...

LUCKY GARVIN: Unexpected Communion

On the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, I went to the Wildlife Center to see if I could round up some volunteers to staff the...

DICK BAYNTON: Tolerance As a One-Way Street

Your first financial transaction could have been when you were a six or seven year-old and one of your parents gave you a quarter...

H. BRUCE RINKER: Do You Believe In Gravity?

An oncology nurse at a nearby research center asked me on an unseasonably warm day in late winter if the spring-like weather might be...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Don’t Fall For It!

Fortunate are you if you haven’t been the recipient of a scam phone call.  I’m not talking about the unsolicited calls to lower your...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: A Commonweal Congress

Let’s make an assumption:  The elected members of Congress have the common good as their first interest.  That’s what commonweal means.  And wouldn’t it...