Rockingham County, North Carolina November 1962 “Go call your daddy and Uncle Kenneth,” Papa says, taking his big thermometer from the scalding trough. “This water’s near hot enough. We need to get […]
by Richard Allen Smith Within two months of arriving in Afghanistan in 2007, I was sitting in the back of one of the few Humvees on Kandahar Air Field that wasn’t up-armored. […]
By Ann Ivins This is the road to the house where we lived. It is Father’s Day 2008, and my husband and daughter are already at his parents’ house for the celebration. […]
E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is dead at 69. You will be missed, Big Man.
A variety of things have been calling me back to the great rock of my youth today, so I thought I’d share. First off, fellow scrogue Dr. Jim Booth reminded us this […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Stephens Media and its erstwhile partner, Righthaven LLC, lost a significant copyright battle in both Nevada and likely Colorado when a Nevada judge ruled Tuesday that Righthaven did not have […]
Dear LeBron: The WWE, Hollywood, soap operas and the NBA front office have something in common: they all understand that a compelling narrative requires what the pro wrestling biz calls a “heel.” […]
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“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
by Lisa Barnard I try to be a good, responsible human being. Some examples: I recycle. I support local and used book stores. I try to buy my fruit at a farmer’s […]