Author: David Jayne

Finding Comfort

Please bear with me today, but this is written for someone I dearly love. The ALS diagnosis and news of my first child fell in the same week. After recovering from the shock of the death sentence I was more

White Student Union, What Is Your Gut Reaction?

Georgia State University freshman Patrick Sharp has stirred up controversy on campus before classes have commenced this fall. Sharp has proposed the formation of a White Student Union club that school officials are considering. The freshman is quick to point

Back To School

Our wonderful friend Sam Burch just left and headed back to his barber shop off the square in Fayetteville. Back to school haircuts was the activity for the afternoon. My delocked pile was the largest and that was before Sam

Who Am I To Judge?

The Catholic Church has seemingly turned on a dime regarding homosexuality with a casual comment by the new Pontiff. Pope Benedict had signed off on a church document that referred to “homosexual inclinations” as “disordered.” On a plane full of


hy·poc·ri·sy [hi-pok-ruh-see] noun, plural hy·poc·ri·sies. 1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one      does not really possess. 2. a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude. Saturday morning my

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener!

According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, “in 1962, J. Walter Thompson, the country’s largest advertising company, ran a contest to create a jingle that the Oscar Mayer Co. could use to advertise hot dogs. Richard Trentlage, a Chicago ad man,

Cowboy Rap?

This is going to be brief. I don’t have a bee in my bonnet today, but I do have a bug up my nose. Seriously, a damn bug went up my nose several nights ago and before Carey could suction

Detroit, A Prelude To Our Future?

Thursday, July 18, 2013 the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection. This is the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The chapter 9 filing violates Michigan’s Constitution. The bankruptcy was filed in federal court, which typically trumps state laws,

No Justice No Peace? The George Zimmerman Acquittal

I feel for any parent that has the tragic experience of burying a child. I cannot begin to understand how Trayvon Martin’s parents’ feel. What is equally unfathomable is the reaction of black leaders all the way up to Obama.


Which definition first comes to mind when you read the word drive? For our youngest daughter it is without exception to take command of a vehicle. Chloe is taking driver’s training and preparing to get her license. Her imagination must