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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Thing About Trains… It Doesn’t Matter Where They’re Going

 . . .  What matters is deciding to get on." I laughed out loud when I heard this line spoken by the conductor in "The...

Can’t A Guy Just Celebrate His Birthday?

byMike Keeler George Washington was born on February 11, 1731. At least, that was the date on the Julian calendar then in use in America...

DENNIS GARVIN: The Scourge of Betterism

What white people have to do, is try and find out in their own hearts why it was necessary to have a n_ _...

MIKE KEELER: The Story of Two Motherless Children

Tyrus Wong was born in Guangdong, China in 1910. When he was nine years old, he and his father emigrated to the U.S. to...

My Charger: Not Just Another Dodge

by Robert Adcox The other day while going through old photographs, I came across a 1971 Dodge Charger I once owned. The car had originally...

A Perspective on Tomorrows

by Stephanie Koehler Tomorrow is an interesting word.  We most frequently use it with the air of hope and possibility.  Tomorrow holds the idea that...

  A Modest March Proposal

It is time for ‘March Madness.’  For those of you uninterested in college basketball, this is the time when the NCAA selects a large...

Laughter is the Best Commission

Every day is an adventure in the world of outside sales.  Whether it is a customer assailing your lineage or hoping that a comet...

Witnessing the True Definition of Grace

I am a person with great appreciation for words.  I find myself carefully considering definitions and word usage – even in the most mundane and...

YMCA Sale In Roanoke Raises Big Questions

Roanoke Star Columnist Dick Baynton was asked to look into the recent sale of the YMCA building in downtown Roanoke and filed the following...