November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Opinions

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

My father’s canteen

The canteen hung from a nail on a roof support in my parent’s attic for decades. My father brought it home from Hiroshima. Somewhere through the years the canvas cover got lost. More...

Book Review

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Since then, she has been writing mostly non-fiction about India and people’s movements there. She has brought those concerns to this novel. More...

Political Cartoon

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Bragging about $7 haircuts may not be good idea unless barbers love like Jesus

Maybe you heard about the hair salon that opened right across the street from an old established barbershop.  They put up a big sign that read: “WE GIVE SEVEN DOLLAR HAIRCUTS!”  Not to be outdone, the old barber put up his own s More...

I’m thankful ... for a full spectrum of people and things

I am thankful that our nation pauses and offers thanks at- Thanksgiving in late November, as the leaves have fallen for the most part and the harvest scenes have given way to Christmas scenes. More...

Harvesting pine straw

With timber production and sales being one of the many parts of the agricultural/silvicultural divisions of the ­Wilkes County economy it only makes sense for timber producers to maximize their profits from every angle of their long term inve s tment More...