Revised Edition Family Ties: Thicker than Blood, is a novel about a character from the South, who continues his trip to the big city (New York) to find his way in life. This book is well written with characters, and especially places, that can be recognized if you are a resident of inner city New York. You can curl up on your couch and enjoy this intriguing novel.” —CIW (Retired) Georgia

In The Gray Matter

American Pride

Made in China “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” There was a time in the not too distant past when those words stood for...

What are “They” Feeding Us

Following a recent doctor’s visit for a semi-annual check-up I reasoned it a wise idea to take his advice and change my eating habits. Some pride was taken in the fact, aside from the necessary “Whopper” a few times a year I’d pretty much done away with fast foods a...

Believer or Bull-Leaver?

During recent conversations with a number of people last Sunday a serious issue became rather apparent to me. Most of those in question would be quick to assert they are, and quickly identify as, Christian. By definition a Christian is: A follower or disciple of...

Happily Ever After?

While he was driving to work one day last week, a former neighbor and old friend called to confide in me about some marital concerns. It seems, he reported, his wife’s idea of them spending time together consists of simply lounging in front of the television watching...

Pride or Prejudice?

A number of actions have been taken recently to remove the Confederate flag from virtually every aspect of the historical account of the Civil War era. This isn’t an issue for many but I think we’re missing a much bigger picture than is presented. It’s not just...

Who’s Paying

I’ve always denied being either religious or political, having little trust in either institutional entity. For the sake of clarification: I’m spiritual and I vote for the lesser of the two evils, be it democrat or republican. Ironically, the two perceived polar...

When Is Our Past Passed?

I, like many, followed the plight of Kim Davis, Clerk of Court in Rowan County, Kentucky. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex unions making it national law the practice be accepted in every state. Davis cited her religious conviction as she declined marriage...

Love Defined

February fourteenth of each year marks the culmination of what all of America; retail establishments leading the charge, embraces as the opportunity to display heartfelt expressions of love for one another. Valentine’s Day is the “designated” day when we are told to...

Plight of Kim Davis

I, like many, followed the plight of Kim Davis, Clerk of Court in Rowan County, Kentucky. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex unions making it national law the practice be accepted in every state. Davis cited her religious conviction as she declined marriage...