Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

I am happy for Guy Miller that his three keys of success resulted in him “enjoying a life of success.” I guess he grew up in a healthy family. For folks like me who grew up in severely dysfunctional families, many more keys were needed before I began to enjoy life.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

I believe America is in real trouble. With the killing of Breonna Taylor in her bed, the ambush of Ahmaud Arbery, and the very public murder of George Floyd, we need to facilitate real change in our country. White people, if we are silent now we are complicit in every future murder of our bl…

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

During the months of April and May, my son was a patient at Vidant Medical Center. As I am writing this on May 29, my husband is a patient. As we know, visitors have been restricted because of the pandemic, regardless for how serious people’s conditions may be. My husband’s and son’s cases w…

Every day this past week The Daily Reflector has had a front page, first column story quoting some of our would-be political and religious leadership saying the people in Greenville are “racists.” I write this letter, first, because I have been around Greenville almost as long as anybody els…

Sunday, June 28, 2020

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020

Woe is me and I am not alone. The very idea that the Vidant Wellness Center is permanently closing is anathema to all the members who count on the facility to help us maintain and improve our health. In our COVID-19 world, we all daily anticipate the next worrisome thing, but I don’t think a…

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Evidently the current resident of the White House is intent on facilitating the spread of the Coronavirus broadly throughout our country. Right before our eyes he is willfully implementing the “herd immunity” approach to dealing with the virus.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Let’s review some facts. The left does not abide walls, barriers around anything. The left does not respect authority, whether the police or the military. The left is affronted if one is required to have photo identification to vote. The left espouses tolerance of everything. This is the ess…

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and rates of positive tests are rising in our county and in our state. Much research has shown that the main route of transmission is by tiny moisture droplets emitted when we speak, shout and sing. The tiniest of these droplets or “aerosols” can travel farth…

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Since it is now clear that the confederate monument at the Pitt County courthouse will be removed, I respectfully suggest that it be relocated to Cherry Hill Cemetery in Greenville. There it would reside in a more fitting place among Confederate dead. The original purpose to honor confederat…

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

At this writing, the George Floyd inspired protests continue; the looting and violence, hopefully, subside. In our collective Attention Deficit Disorder culture, it’s easy to slip past potential inflection points and move on to the next news cycle. It’s in the interest of business, faith com…

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tuesday, June 09, 2020

I thought I could balance my mixed assumptions about the George Floyd murder, trying to justify, to be “fair” in my assessment of the tragedy that transpired and the violent aftermath of looting, arson, killings and vandalism. Thus I simply want to express what I believe — political correctn…

Sunday, June 07, 2020

In the early 20th century, like many other communities across the South, Pitt County erected a monument to its Confederate soldiers. Located prominently on the courthouse lawn, and towering high upon a pedestal, it is hard not to miss its inherent symbolism: that glorification of and reveren…

Friday, June 05, 2020

What can explain the outrageously maniacal and ruthless behavior of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin vividly captured on multiple videos? Consider this plausible scenario, offered by a 30-year law enforcement veteran associate of mine.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

President Trump is certainly misunderstood. Not, however, in the immature, whining way he continuously derides Democrats and the press for treating him unfairly, but from a basic personality perspective.

Friday, May 29, 2020

As a cycling instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists, founder of the annual bike/walk state summit, and passionate local cycling advocate, I am thrilled to see a strong surge in interest in cycling recently. I am thankful to both Mayor Connelly and Gov. Cooper for recognizi…