Columns / Opinions
284 results total, viewing 121 - 140
Inside the city limits where I live, it’s illegal to discharge a firearm. That means as much as I might like, once in a while, to shoot a .22 rifle at soda cans for a few minutes’ thrill, I … more
I was doom-scrolling through my Facebook feed last Wednesday when a comment on a local’s post stood out to me. It compared the government’s response to the Capitol attack to the Nazi occupation … more
A few days ago I inadvertently misplaced (not the same thing as “lost”) a pocket leather-bound notebook/wallet gizmo I typically carry. In it, there’s usually a few dollars, a calendar, … more
To the Editor: Give a smile to someone you pass by on the street or at work. Send a personal short note. Say a kind word. Call someone you haven’t talked to lately. Visit a … more
I still remember the first time I saw one of my neighbors at the beginning of the stay-at-home order. We caught sight of each other near our mailboxes and had a glance of shared understanding. It was … more
To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor claimed that, until we distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing masks is absurd and not effective. He quotes a June New York Times article which … more
Dear Santa, How are you? I don’t know about the rate of COVID-19 infections in the North Pole, but they are steadily increasing here. You probably already knew that — you check your list … more
Without question, the United States of America and countries around the globe face tremendous pressure to withstand the seemingly inevitable economic threat posed by COVID-19. Business leaders … more
He was walking briskly as he talked — and agitated, and masked — so I had to lean in and listen hard, even though the volume on my cell phone was up about as high as it could go. “I’m so … more
Sunday night, I sat at my desk beside the window and listened to the rain. Nice...and it sure beats $80 an hour for a therapist. I like rain. I like to hear it hitting the windows, to smell the … more
Today’s society and its norms in general — as well as specifically some of the younger generation — signal to me that I am an antique. Outdated. A dinosaur. Not “with it.” That’s kind … more
Very suddenly, I felt it. And it felt something like...despair. I’m not used to that. We were in the middle of watching the evening news — something I’m doing every night now, in … more
My cousin Gail down in Wilmington is the family crier. Not that she endlessly sheds tears over our family, but rather she is like our town crier, as if she were wearing a tricorn hat, swinging a … more
(For Drs. Sally Wood, Rosanne Jones, and Eli Tiller, three of my heroes.) Words matter. This is especially true in a crisis. How we talk about the coronavirus impacts how we think and react to … more
When I announced North Carolina had its first known COVID-19 case on March 3, most of us didn’t expect to be living like this in December. Instead of preparing for beloved holiday traditions, … more
“Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now!” That line is from the musical “Hamilton.” As the coronavirus continues, however, I hear the same words as a lament. more
If I could count on my fingers how many times someone joked about coronavirus weight gain, I would give up and chop my fingers off. more
Although I live a blessed life in Pittsboro, North Carolina, I keep wondering about the current fate of Alexei Navalny. Alexei, 44, is in a coma at the Charite’ Hospital in Berlin, Germany, after … more
To the Editor: Like my President, Donald Trump, I love our country and the United States of America, and I am very thankful that God allowed me to be born in the greatest country in the world … more
As a civilized society — although when I see the news lately I’m starting to wonder — our nation has all kinds of laws, rules and regulations (or “regs”). Some are asinine and/or … more
« Prev | 1 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 15 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past year.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.

Subscribe to The Chatham Brew now to get the latest news from Chatham County straight to your inbox.

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )

Get your digital subscription today.

Access all content on our website, including our e-edition, at a discounted rate while also being environmentally friendly.

Get your 1-year digital subscriptions for only $39.
That's just 10¢ per day for the great coverage of your local news!

Subscribe now