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Few things fit October better than Halloween and horror movies — but the key to any good film in either of these genres is the right use of music. Films such as “Psycho,” “The Exorcist” … more
There are few things that I appreciate more than complete silence. Except when it comes to the alphabet. I just read this, and I was furious: “J.K. Rowling says you’re mispronouncing Voldemort.” Now she tells us. The “t” is … more
I am sure that you have seen the lists too, you know the kind I am talking about, right? Those lists that provide us with “The Best States to Live In,” “The Best Doctors,” “The Best Diets,” “The Best Restaurants” and the “Best” … more
John Ely was wearing braces on April 6, 1963. That’s important, because it’s one of the reasons why what happened that day was the subject of a 31-month long FBI investigation. Ely and his friends went to 411 SW 13th Ave. in Portland, … more
The average age of our communities is rising. This changes everything, from housing to retail offerings and especially medical care. We see hospitals expanding and medical facilities cropping up all over town. In addition to the facilities, the … more
I try to place some humor in most of my columns. Not this time. Because of the madness in Roanoke, Virginia. It made my heart cry, if that’s possible. Add it to Charlotte and all of the schools and other places where gunfire has ended … more
Have you ever spoken with someone who seems to always share stories about the people they know who have accomplished something great or are always doing something fun? It happened to me the other day; all they could talk about was what other people … more
Do you remember the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire?” Billy Joel takes us musically through a history lesson as he shares everything from Harry Truman to heavy metal, the cola wars and everything in between including Woodstock, punk … more
This is so much more than a golf story, so stay with me on this one, OK? You see, one of my favorite things about golf season is having the opportunity to participate and play in fundraising events. These are tournaments set up to help large and … more
We have all heard that other adage right, “Guilty by association.” The word “guilty” just sounds bad doesn’t it? That is, unless we are guilty of doing something good, maybe even excellent, kind, praiseworthy or noble. Or if we feel … more
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