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Category Archives: The Safety Net

Smoke, Mirrors, and COVID-19


I keep reading stories about overworked healthcare professionals and shortages of equipment during this coronavirus crunch. I recognize the real strain that healthcare workers are feeling in certain population centers … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Where The Envy Ends


It’s been a tough week. Last Sunday, I was enjoying the worship band at my church. The next day, the bass player was killed in a car crash. Yesterday, millions … Continue reading

January 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

In Asheville, Flooding


But Maw, what if the Lord AIN’T willing and the creek DOES rise??

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Fallacy of “Try It Before You Buy It”


Here’s another gift from Baby Boomers that apparently isn’t so enlightened after all, but has continued to guarantee decades of boundless heartache, doubt, transience, and disease to subsequent generations. I … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beaver Lake, Asheville, North Carolina, 8:00 A.M., October 23, 2018


October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Obama Care Act Just Became $2.5 Billion Less Affordable


The Washington Examiner just reported that the federal government is balking on its payments to insurance carriers of Obamacare-compliant healthcare plans, payments built into the Affordable Care Act through, and … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ben Carson’s Blindness: Vaccination Hysteria


Dr. Ben Carson steps in it with his base over his position on mandatory vaccinations.

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Ferguson Keeps Happening


Behind the uproar over recent incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and support around the country over that uproar, is the same discontent that has fueled earlier protests, such as those in … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Goodbye, Kate. Tomorrow Starts Without You.


Sunday night, November 23rd, 2014, we lost Kate Barnett in a traffic accident on a road trip with her boyfriend. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Sometimes I wonder … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

If South Carolina Can Come Out, So Can Jack And I!


So, as a modern, free-spirited American male, what do I think of same-sex marriage finally coming to South Carolina? I think it’s terrific, that’s what! http://bit.ly/1p1sNE7 Why, you ask? Well, … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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