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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
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
Diane Rehm’s scheduled visit to Elon University on April 6 is reminding fans of her public radio program how much they miss her since her retirement at the beginning of this year. For 37 years, her morning talk show made her one of … more
As we remember Martin Luther this year for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, there is probably no more widely reaching topic than the one that stands as today’s title: the Priesthood of all believers. Up until Good Friday, there … more
I’ve written about all kinds of big, grand-sounding Latin theological terms coined by Martin Luther 500 years ago in this column. I’ve hit on major historical events during the protestant Reformation that changed the course of history … more
Marbles used to be a big-time, serious game. Way back when spring had broken and the weather became cooperative, children played marbles at school during recess where there was dirt, not grass and pavement. The teacher never seemed to organize … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans has gotten right what Republicans elsewhere have gotten very wrong: how to construct sensible tax cuts and honest, conservative budgets. Liberal critics aren’t inclined to make the distinction. … more
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