December 25, 2018
T'was just hours before Christmas and all through the town
There wasn't a drop of egg nog nowhere to be found.
I went to Harris Teeter, Food King and Food Lion
but not one of them was selling, so I wasn't buyin'.
I checked at the gas station, the drug store and bar
but the bartender shook his fist and said "Boy, git outta h'ar."
There are certain traditions at Christmas that matter
like cookies and cakes all spread on a platter.
But the greatest tradit...
December 19, 2018
This is a 100 percent true Christmas story:
Several Decembers ago, I staggered out of Macy's at the Streets of Southpoint Mall in Durham, and with a loud, dispirited sigh plopped down onto a bench.
A man on another bench heard and asked if I was tired from shopping too much.
No, I told him, I was fleeing that insufferable song on the store's sound system that was assailing sh...
December 11, 2018
Scratching your head trying to think of the perfect gift for that special friend?
Well, Santa Barry says "scratch no more!"
Here, just in time for the Yuletide season, is the perfect gift*, one guaranteed to give months of reading enjoyment to the bibliophile in your life.
You can get 10 years' of award-winning columnist** Barry Saunders' columns in time for the low, low price of $22, or 20-plus years for $36. That inclu...
December 4, 2018
If you're in doubt, here are four ways to know you're old:
◆You wear your belt four inches below your chin.
◆ You sing the praises of reading glasses to everyone you meet.
◆ You read the calorie content of egg nog before you buy it. (You buy it anyway.)
◆ You are genuinely surprised that social media sites such as Facebook have been sell...
Pair brews up not just beer, but economic independence, empowerment
July 25, 2019
WARNING: Never go to lunch with this former Duke U basketball coach if you're hungry
July 20, 2018
A rainbow coalition road crew saved the day for me, could do the same for America.
August 5, 2019
Grocery shopping in the time of 'Rona
May 29, 2020
Despite the Rona, they're gonna buy those shoes, get those hairdos.
May 7, 2020
We can't step out right now, but we can still StepUp.
April 17, 2020
We all need somebody to lean on right about now.
April 10, 2020
Suffering from Netflix fatigue? Here's how to really rejuvenate yourself.
April 4, 2020
Engaging in social distancing? You can still reach out and touch someone's heart.