August 28, 2018
 is delighted to introduce renowned dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Scales as a member of its staff.

      Dr. Scales, known to patients and staff as "Dr. Clear Skin," is a board certified dermatologist with a private practice in Durham.

      You know those ugly bumps some dudes get on the back of their necks?     

      I had 'em so bad that for years people...

August 22, 2018

      It appears you can't keep a good man down.

      Or, depending upon on which side of the issue you stand, a bad one, either.

      Silent Sam, the Confederate Civil War soldier who has stood sentry in the middle of UNC's campus for 105 years - but who was recently toppled by students who view him as a symbol of the state's past best forgotten - will apparently be returning to his previous perch as soon as he gets a littl...

August 22, 2018

      There are two Sams I dig, and for both of them, I've

had a lot of explaining to do.

      The first was the song Sam by Olivia Newton John.

      ♪♫♬ Sam, Sam, you know where I am

               And the door is open wide. ♪♫♬

      It is sappy and saccharine-y and about as soulful as my cherished Supertramp's Greatest Hits album.

      There is, however,...

August 7, 2018


      Remember the old Sara Lee cake commercial with that

song "Everybody doesn't like something, but nobody

doesn't like Sara Lee"?

      My brother likes everybody, certainly doesn't hate anybody.

      But Lebron James.

      Gary Saunders is possibly the nicest, most mild-mannered human being you could meet, able to remain genuinely good-humored even when I call and wake him up at 3 in the mor...

August 2, 2018

       I was an obituary writer for the Atlanta Constitution newspaper when Lewis Grizzard was a famous columnist there.

      My desk sat right outside his office.

      Near the end of his too-short life - he died at 47 - he wrote a column stating that "no matter how important you think you are, the number of people who show up at your funeral will be determined by the weather."


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