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“Rescue Roanoke Now” Candidates Embraced By Roanoke Citizens

Under Rescue Roanoke Now, Mayoral candidate David Bowers and two City Council candidates, property developer Nick Hagen and veteran / businessman, Jim Garrett were embraced by a crowd on...

BOB BROWN: The Law of Love

“Love” means many things to many people. Like other important terms, we can find specific...

RANDY HUFF: Life, Love and Our Search For Meaning

Life is a bank of memories that pays priceless dividends forever. Or at least for...

ROBERT L. MARONIC: Why Do I Dislike Joe Biden So Much?

I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. If Joe Biden is the Democratic presidential...

MIKE KEELER: It May Not Solve All The World’s Problems, But . . .

If the day’s news has got you down, what you need is a jolt of...

An Attitude of Wonder

Years ago, as a collector of antiquarian natural history books, I made a wonderful discovery in an old bookshop in Washington, DC.  I found...

My Daughter’s Twenty-Five Dollar Wedding Dress

My fifteen-year-old daughter Kathy was exuberant. She had spent Sunday afternoon with her friend Jimmy, who walked her home in time for supper. I...

Snow and Mixed Messages

Of all the kinds of weather, there are none that produce such a wide range of emotion as snow.  Droughts and blistering heat, floods...

The Happy Chef: Venus’ Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart

Valentine’s Day is about love, and true love is about giving but true love is also about receiving - the taking on of...

New Orleans: Beyond the Saints

“Oh yeah, Dad, the parking situation is tricky,” our son Adam announces. We end up squeezing their car and ours into a space more...

The Great Hope For Haiti

Scenes of destruction and suffering from the earthquake in Haiti wrench our hearts. They also bring back vivid memories of my first visit to...