Super Tuesday primaries in Virginia, elsewhere

Virginia joins several other states for Super Tuesday primaries that will select 1,357 delegates to those who will choose the Democratic nominee for president. The Democratic Party has 3,979 delegates who determine their national presidential nominating process and it...
Summer finally arrives

Summer finally arrives

Welcome to the Solstice, the longest day of the year and the “official” beginning of the summer season. In a culture dominated by calendar designations controlled by sales and promotions, most feel like summer has been upon us for a while. ┬áMemorial Day is...
Time to give up on politics?

Time to give up on politics?

Politics have, unfortunately, been part of my life for too long. I covered elections as a newspaperman, starting with local ones while working for The Floyd Press as a high school student, then state and national ones as a reporter for The Roanoke Times in the last...
Why bigotry is such a hot button for me

Why bigotry is such a hot button for me

For much of long and adventurous life, my chosen profession as a newspaper reporter and photographer has been an incredible way to make a living. The sad existence of bigotry and racism are defining reasons. As a youngster going to school in racially-divided...