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February 03, 2018

It is said that the cat chooses you, not the other way around. The cat in my life has chosen to trash even the slimmest of chances that we might have become friends.

I definitely did not choose the cat that lives at our house. My wife, Sharon, discovered a kitten outside her office. He was near…


January 28, 2018

I recently heard one sensible politician say that shutting down government is like a chemical weapon: It should be banned by thoughtful people of any political persuasion.

“Weaponized” blame is actually what ought to be banned.

Controlled blame directed at ourselves can be a useful…

Bob Garner

January 28, 2018

I’m thinking of making an offer on the Dail House.

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the news, the Dail House is the former residence of East Carolina University’s chancellor. I say “former,” because the historic Fifth Street home apparently…


January 27, 2018

My friend Chuck Hall recently posted on social media a video of someone riding above the ocean on something that looks like a water-powered jet-pack skateboard.

“I'm doing this before I die,” Chuck had written next to the video.

My comment: “I'm not doing this, so that I might go…

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