Wanted: A gathering of Burlington newspaper people

Sunday afternoon we said goodbye to one-time newspaper colleague and lifetime friend Don Bolden, who died Aug. 2, 2018 at age 85 after an eight-month fight with cancer. I made the short drive from my house in Burlington to First Baptist Church in downtown just a few miles away. Others traveled far greater distances to … Continue reading Wanted: A gathering of Burlington newspaper people

Don Bolden, Jan. 19, 1933-Aug. 2, 2018: There will never be another like him

NOTE: Please follow this link to read the comprehensive obituary story about Don in the Times-News. I walked through the entrance to Alamance Regional Medical Center and headed toward the reception area. I applied hand sanitizer from the nearby dispenser and asked the woman behind the counter which room Don Bolden was in. "He's in … Continue reading Don Bolden, Jan. 19, 1933-Aug. 2, 2018: There will never be another like him

Taking care of business at Elon’s Summer in the Village

They learned about starting a business. They learned about profit and loss. They learned about teamwork. They learned about wages, spending, savings and interest. They learned about the stock market and investments. They learned about shopping, consumption and even philanthropy. They even dabbled in the art of negotiation and the sometimes elusive art of compromise. … Continue reading Taking care of business at Elon’s Summer in the Village

The summer of 1968 and my first Major League baseball game

The summer of 1968 was a pivotal and contentious year around the world, and especially so in America. The country was at war in a place few had ever heard of. The Tet Offensive in January signaled a problem there in Vietnam far greater than U.S. leaders would admit and an increasingly embattled incumbent president … Continue reading The summer of 1968 and my first Major League baseball game