America’s Vicious Soft Civil War

America’s Vicious Soft Civil War

War is a hot political topic. For me, growing up in America has always involved the subject of war. For decades I have listened to rants about the war on poverty, the war on crime, the war on the family, and even the cold war. Throughout my 16 years of education, my...
Trump Intersects with NC Special Election

Trump Intersects with NC Special Election

Donald J. Trump is officially on the ballot for the District 9, North Carolina special election. His nose is in the tent and he is about to intersect with the heated Congressional runoff between Dan Bishop (R-NC) and Dan McCready (D-NC). Make no mistake about...
Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Beginning with Jamestown (circa 1607), American life has been organized around and dependent upon the notion of rigorous self-reliance. In early America, self-reliance was a given. There wasn’t much choice for the early patriots. After all, staying alive was...
Baby Jaden: The Subjective Standard of Viability

Baby Jaden: The Subjective Standard of Viability

Seventeen weeks earlier than expected and weighing a mere 13 ounces, Jaden Wesley Morrow was born on July 11, 2019, early in his mother’s 23rd week of pregnancy. Shocking doctors and defeating all medical odds, Jaden appears to be gaining strength in the NICU....
The Years of Hate

The Years of Hate

In George Orwell’s novel 1984, society was afforded an approved time to hate. To be more specific, there was an allocation of two minutes each day to hate Emanuel Goldstein and his followers. Is there such a thing as limited hatred with manners? In the novel,...