Commentaries Archive

Boxing Match a Sad Social Commentary

Posted September 5, 2017 By Triad Today
Promotional image for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor bout

The recent match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was heralded as the greatest sports spectacle in modern times. Mayweather, a recently retired, undefeated world boxing champion, was pitted against McGregor, the top draw in Mixed Martial Arts fighting. But unlike the 1976 bout between Muhammed Ali and Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki which was billed […]

National Anthem Protests are Divisive

Posted August 29, 2017 By Triad Today
Colin Kaepernick

Over the past few years, an increasing number of pro athletes have forgotten the old adage: “There’s no ‘i’ in ‘TEAM’”. Teamwork in team sports has taken a back seat to individual end zone celebrations, bat flips, domestic violence, and political protests, the latter of which has become closely associated with former San Francisco quarterback […]

Hard Time Doesn’t Always Mean the Same Thing

Posted August 22, 2017 By Triad Today
dice and judge's gavel

Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time.” It’s an old familiar phrase to fans of TV police dramas, and a stark warning to all would-be criminals to think twice before doing something bad. But people don’t always heed that warning. Nevertheless, when they get caught, there is a reasonable expectation that the […]

Too Young to be Transgender

Posted August 15, 2017 By Triad Today
Transgender symbol

Over the past few years I’ve written several columns about Transgenderism, and I must confess that some of the nastiest emails I’ve ever received have come from Trans advocates who misunderstood my intent. In short, I have no problem with an 18-year-old transitioning to another gender, but I do have a problem with parents who […]

Trump and the Boy Scouts

Posted August 8, 2017 By Triad Today
Trump at the Boy Scout Jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America just can’t seem to catch a break. First they came under fire for allowing gay boys to join their ranks. Then they came under fire for allowing openly gay men to serve as Scout leaders. And just six months ago they came under fire for redefining boyhood to include transgender […]

Old Enough to Serve

Posted August 1, 2017 By Triad Today
Joe Schuler, would-be candidate for Greensboro City Council

I never knew Richard Dobbs Spaight personally, but I bet he resented George Mason. In 1787, Spaight, a native of New Bern, was one of North Carolina’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and one of only four delegates under the age of 30 who signed off on our great document. Old Mr. Mason […]

Gorilla Girl from Graham

Posted July 25, 2017 By Triad Today
Alicia and Steve Rehburg with their Gorilla Grains

Like most senior citizens, I am set in my ways. I like to watch the same old TV shows over and over again. I like to wear the same old pair of jeans around the house. I identify more with Johnny Bench than Johnny Depp. And I won’t try any food that has “grain” in […]

#43 is 80!

Posted July 18, 2017 By Triad Today
Richard Petty

I know this sounds silly, but I’ve come to believe that Richard Petty is the real-life Peter Pan. Throughout his career, Richard flew around tracks with ease. Kids of all ages followed him wherever he went. And, most importantly, he never grew old. I first met the NASCAR King in 1979, and last month when […]

Want a Raise? Become a CEO or Coach

Posted July 11, 2017 By Triad Today
up arrow on financial chart

There was a headline in last week’s newspapers that caught my attention. It read, “Middle Class Wage Crisis Worse in North Carolina.” The story, written by Associated Press correspondent Emery Dalesio, highlighted findings by NC State University economist Michael Walden, in which he concluded that the collapse of middle class jobs in this century was […]

Rockets’ Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air

Posted July 4, 2017 By Triad Today
Kid plugging his ears from noise of fireworks

This week we celebrate our 241st anniversary of independence from Great Britain. A few weeks earlier, we celebrated Memorial Day, where we honored men and women who had made the ultimate sacrifice. I’m as patriotic as the next guy, but over the years I have come to dread these holidays, and I can explain my […]

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