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Yo-yos and fiscal cliffs

I couldn’t help but identify with the opening lines of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Tale of Two Cities,” which reads, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” when looking back at 2012.

United in tragedy

I noticed two gentlemen of different colors, gazes fixed on the television in the breakfast room of the hotel I was staying in Sunday morning, heads shaking in mutual disbelief at the televised reports coming out of Newtown, Connecticut, scene of the latest school shooting.

Final ending to history’s mysteries?

History’s Mysteries was a documentary program that aired on the History Channel, but truth may be stranger than fiction judging by recent hysteria over the Mayan calendar and the alleged end of the world Dec. 21.

Christmas toys

The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, an old axiom says, and that’s never more true than today.

The rush is on

One of my father’s favorite expressions back in the day when his sons were caught window-shopping still rings in my ears today.

Wild kingdom

Seems to me we didn’t have so many wild critters to contend with in Halifax County when I was growing up down U.S. 501.

Individual honor

Some very interesting observations were made this past weekend during the various Veterans Day observances around the area.


Quick, raise your hands, have you been as annoyed and agitated as I have been with the slew of automated phone calls and brochures in the mail promoting one presidential candidate or another?

Did you know…

Former South Dakota Senator and 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern died Sunday at the age of 90.