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What exactly is homemaking? Answers to this question are numerous. Most people think of homemaking as the intricacies of managing a home and creating a nurturing atmosphere for a family. Early in the 20th century, the Cooperative Extension … more
If you know me at all, you knew eventually it was going to happen. Somehow I was going to tie my discussion about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the writings, thought and influence of Martin Luther’s vigilante … more
Starting a business from nothing requires persistence, hard work and a lot of faith. But ask entrepreneurs and they will say it is definitely worth all the sweat and stress. Taking my business from an idea and building it into a reality has been one … more
Last week’s column urged us to hold on to the idea that we can and should give back to Earth our gifts in appreciation for abundant offerings of food, shelter, water and beauty. The buzzword these days is “reciprocity,” what … more
My wife and I went out a few weeks ago to see a movie. We went with a couple of friends on a sort of grownup double date. It was fun and we had a pretty good time. This column, however, is not about how the four of us had a good time at the … more
RALEIGH — James Otteson, a business school professor at Wake Forest University, came up with an intriguing idea. What if he brought together a group of faculty, students, and outside scholars to explore how societies can best promote human … more
I don’t really have a specific topic for this week’s column. Sometimes, it’s hard to come up with something each week. As mentioned before, I don’t have a surplus of columns that I can reach into and pull out a gem when I … more
Boy, things have changed in the 500 years since Martin Luther’s actions and writings sparked the Protestant Reformation. Recently, so much of the news has been about governments and government politics, it is almost impossible to imagine that … more
RALEIGH — Decades from now, the most enduring and defining mark of this Republican legislature may well be charter schools. In 2011, Republicans came to power intent on lifting the 100-school cap that had existed since the mid-1990s. This … more
RALEIGH — I know many Democrats and progressives who continue to be frustrated by the conservative Republicans who have controlled the North Carolina General Assembly since 2010. The Left has spent years stating and restating its standard … more
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