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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...

Chicago’s South Side . . .Then and Now

Last week there was an arresting story on NPR’s Morning Edition.  Reporter David Schaper chronicled the events leading up to the beating death of...

Yelling Ends All Possible Hope for Progress

Recently while talking to a parent of teenagers a comment was made about speaking the “universal language” in their home. I said, “Oh, you...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Mary’s Sweet Bunco Mix

Friendships, we all have them - Some deep, some casual, some ever-changing, some solid as a rock. Like with anything in life, we...

Hippos in Tinker Creek

Last week I found evidence of hippos in Tinker Creek.  As an ecologist, I wasn’t surprised.  My fellow scientists and I see their signs...

Young Love is Tougher than Any of Us Remember

From long ago:Among the more fascinating dramas taking place within this home is the timid emergence of heterosexuality in sons Chester and Cailan....

Preacher’s Corner: After the Hurt

Can you remember the last time someone hurt you?  It probably will not take long to answer that question, because all of us...