Goodbye to the Newseum; hopefully it’s not the end of the story

Friday after roaming through six floors of images, exhibits, interactive features and videos telling the compelling story of journalism, the First Amendment and news we had one big question. Back on the first floor after an emotional, inspiring and exhausting journey through some of the most tragic stories of the past two centuries, my wife … Continue reading Goodbye to the Newseum; hopefully it’s not the end of the story

By the numbers: The journey continues into year three on Madison’s Avenue

A little more than two years ago I posed a question to my friends on Facebook. I stated that I planned to begin a writing project online via a wordpress blog. What should I call it? Quickly the folks who responded rallied around a particular name. I provided a suitable photo befitting an alleged writer … Continue reading By the numbers: The journey continues into year three on Madison’s Avenue

‘The Last Ballad’ is a tragic story from North Carolina’s often forgotten history

"The Last Ballad"; by Wiley Cash; 2017, HarperCollins Publishers; 375 pages. The American South is a minefield of emotions. It's a land of hope, faith and joy intermingled with hatred, anger, and sometimes unspeakable violence. It's a place where understanding and common sense can be overwhelmed by confusion and ignorance -- often sparked by a … Continue reading ‘The Last Ballad’ is a tragic story from North Carolina’s often forgotten history