Moral Monday

Saturday, February 8th,  eight days from now, will see the next Moral Monday rally. I am a supporter of this movement and, today, I want to share a few thoughts on the matter with you, As a 52-year-old white male who grew up in rural North Carolina, I should be me squarely on the Republican side of […]

The Year in Review

2012 departs at midnight and, evidently, that means we’re supposed to look back and reminisce. I’m not exactly sure why, but who am I to question the prevailing paradigm? 2012 was pretty eventful. Oh sure, not as much as 2001 or any of the WWII years, but it is the most lively one in a […]

The End of an Era?

22 years, 10 months and fourteen days ago, I and 19 other people walked into the Keeter Training Center for our first day of work as firefighters for the City of Raleigh. As a group, we weren’t very  diverse: we were so white we were brighter than a welding arc, to steal a phrase from a friend. In fact, […]