August 21, 2019

      When people go to St. Augustine's University, they tend to make it a family affair.

      Earlier this week, I spoke with Edna Stroud, a retired educator living in Raleigh, who graduated from the school on Oakwood Avenue in 1953. She enjoyed the experience so much that she encouraged her four younger siblings to attend, too.

      It was probably in their DNA anyway: Stroud's parent's met there as students in the 19...

August 21, 2019

      Wait a minute. You mean I wasn't crazy after all?

      Decades ago, living in Atlanta as a 21-year-old hapless hayseed from Rockingham, I - unbelievably to me - had a girlfriend.

      She had a five-year-old son who was my main competitor for her attention, but the dude was always trying to kneecap me and played dirty to do it.

      He accomplished his goal of getting rid of me after...

August 8, 2019

       Dear Dr. Smith,

      I lost my job recently and now we're living off my wife's salary. Although she is well-paid, it's a struggle running a house on one income when we've had two for so long. How do I stop myself from feeling like less than a man, or feeling that I am a disappointment to my wife?

      I contribute to the household in other ways. I clean, do dishes, take care of the kids, but that is not the same...

August 5, 2019

      Man, oh man. How I wish President Trump and Patrick Crusius had been riding with me last Friday.

      - Said no one, ever. 

      Until now.

      Because, without an ounce of facetiousness, sarcasm or snark, I truly do wish the president and the man who killed 22 people in El Paso had been hanging with me when my truck broke down in Durham.

      Here's why: 

     As I was hea...

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