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Last week during spring break I spent a lot of time catching up on my sleep. My wife and I also worked on a number of different projects around the house. Today I headed back to work and can reflect back on a productive week around the house. While there are other things that we wished we could have gotten done, we both feel good about the progress we made around here.
Oz the Great and Powerful: A Prequel to a Classic
I am a fan of Sam Raimi, the director of “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Chances are you have seen some of his work, even if you did not realize it. He directed all three of the first “Spider-Man” series, the ones with Tobey MaGuire as Peter Parker/Spidey. In 2009, he directed one of my favorite horror movies of the last two decades: “Drag Me to Hell.” I know the title sounds strange, but it is one of the best PG-13 horror films ever. It was my choice in 2010 for my annual Scary Movie Night that happens the weekend before Halloween every year: all my guests were quite pleased with the selection.
Baseball, Broadway are theater in their own way
It is, to be sure, the most magical day of the year -- the opening day of the baseball season.
Children in schools & First Amendment right
When people ask if kids in public schools have First Amendment rights, I’m tempted to answer “only if you think they’re human.”
My journey to God via the golf course
My road to golf and to Clay Hamrick was a spiritual one.
Pet Talk: Mange is easily spread among dogs
We love for our pets to play outdoors with their friends, but owners should be cautious about the dangers that lurk there.
This Weekend in Stanly County
Yes, it’s spring. The calendar says so. And it won’t be long before we are complaining about the heat. Until then, enjoy a banquet for a good cause, an Easter Egg Hunt and a pleasant hike through some of our beautiful countryside.
John Wayne had his way of restoring order
Some folks go for a walk to decompress after a tough day. Others listen to soft music.
Flexing your muscles for the wrong reasons
U.S. Defense Secre-tary Chuck Hagel announced on Friday that the U.S. would be beefing up security on our western borders in response to increasing threats of nuclear violence from North Korea.
I’m homeward bound ... well, at least a little closer
I have the clearest memories of my first trip to Stanly County.
One of those being finally getting to Albemarle Road on the outskirts of Char-lotte and thinking I must be close then feeling lost for the next several miles.
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