In the Seat Next to You

A few years back, a woman named Patty Ris was enjoying a meal at the assisted living center where she lived when she began to choke on a piece of food. The gentleman sitting beside her was a retired physician, so he knew exactly what to do to help. Immediately he stood her up, wrapped […]

Children’s Devotion: Best Story Ever

Jesus said,“Be sure of this: I am with you always.”    ~ Matthew 28:20 Everybody has a favorite story, right? It could be true or pretend. Maybe it’s a story from a book or something you saw on TV or in a movie. It might even be something you heard in a song or dreamed while […]

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s 2018 Living Your Best Life Speaker Series

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is excited to announce the third annual Living Your Best Life Speaker Series scheduled for October 2, 2018 in Winston-Salem. This year’s featured speaker is Isaac Lidsky, author of Eyes Wide Open, a New York Times bestseller and one of the Washington Post’s top 10 leadership books to read in 2017. […]

The View from My Section—A Father’s Perspective A New Year

When most of us think of the New Year, we think of January 1st. As a student or parent, however, we know it differently. The new year begins sometime in August, depending on where you are in the education process. I’ve always found this process to be quite cyclical in its emotional pattern, and one […]

For Teens by Teens: Justice

It has been a running joke in my family to comment the day before a sibling turns 18 that if they were planning on breaking any laws, now was the time. However jokingly this is suggested, it is nonetheless naive. The implication of being treated as a child by the justice system before turning 18 […]

Yes, But…

Offering an opinion, guidance, or the benefit of past experiences to friends and family is part of who we are.  On any day, at any hour, someone is trying to “lend the voice of experience” as a help to someone else.  Sometimes it’s requested and welcome; many times it’s not.  No matter, we all have […]

Novel-ty Learning: The Benefits of Reading Novels

Novel reading has always been a moment of escapism, discovery, and relaxation. The perpetual saying, “Reading makes you smarter,” remains the motor of our motivation to pick up a book and dive in. Here are some unique benefits of reading fiction novels! Mental Stimulation. Reading every day for at least 30 minutes will give your […]

From The Book Shelf: August 2018

Each month I spotlight two books guaranteed to delight readers and provide fun activities to further extend the meaning of each reading experience. With so many wonderful titles available, this is no easy task!  I bring a 35-year teaching career, literacy expertise, and a passion for creating joyful readers and writers to every column I write. I […]

Mall Walking for Health and Fitness

Shopping malls often open their doors early for walkers, and it’s quite common to see people circling the mall before shoppers even think about arriving. So what are the positives and negatives of mall walking? I’m glad you asked! Lace Up and Hit the Mall There are many reasons why a shopping mall is a […]

Wake Forest Football Builds on Success

Summertime is winding down, so that can mean only one thing: football season is just around the corner! What better way to get over summer than by preparing for the fun and excitement of the fall season with Wake Forest football, and celebrating at the Lowe’s Foods Deacon Tailgate Town on Piccolo Lane on game […]