Columns & Opinion

POV: Venting Vs. Gossiping

As kids, we were always instructed to never talk behind someone’s back. “Never gossip,” they said. But despite the wise words adults have told us all our lives we have all done it. Maybe you were frustrated with a person at school or work, and when you got home you called up a friend and talked it all out. At […]

The Tooth Of The Matter

I got an e-mail from one of my newspaper friends wondering when old toothbrushes should be switched out for new ones. Frankly, I know little about the mouth, but I once gave an oral report. And I must admit my teeth aren’t all mine, but they will be after three more payments. Several hundred years ago, a person cleaned his […]

Review: Black Women’s Body Image Books

Books about Black Women’s Body Image by various authors c.2023, various publishers $26.99 – $29.00 The last two apps you downloaded were for diets. Ugh. Friends say that you’re perfect but you’d like to lose your flabby arms, your thick thighs, and a few inches from your belly. You imagine what you’d be like if you were a size 6. […]

Have You Ever Been On The Radio?

Everyone should do it at least once in their life. Speak on the radio, I mean. While promoting my new book (search for my name on Amazon if you’re curious), I had the honor of being interviewed live (via telephone) on Nashville’s Super Talk 99.7. (Not that I haven’t broadcast live from a studio before. Forty-something years ago, my career […]

Devotional Page and Church Directory


John 15:5 (KJV) 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. The Word of God is full of verses that show how every aspect of our lives has a literal hierarchy established for our success. Any deviation […]

Behind The Mike

Blessed Or Cursed?

Are you blessed or cursed with a burden? I suppose you should inquire as to what the burden is. What if the burden is being so good at what you do that you are deemed essential? No one is indispensable. Two of my son’s wives are teachers and one of my sons is in the same profession, though he might […]

STP Oil Recovery Formula’s P Factor

Pushing Up Daisies

Over the last two weeks, I have shared with you “The S Factor” and “The T Factor” of my STP Oil Recovery Formula. This week, I will share the third factor, “The P Factor.” Combining these three factors will help you immensely when trying to fight the dark moments of grief recovery. My heart goes out to you and I […]

NAC Supplement Helps Curb Cravings To Smoke

To Your Good Health By Dr. Keith Roach

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’d like to have your thoughts on what value the NAC supplement may have in reducing cravings for marijuana or nicotine? I’m 73 and have been smoking marijuana daily since I was 21. Now I’m quitting for health reasons. I’ve been taking 1,000 mg of NAC every morning, as I’ve read it helps with smoking cravings. It […]

Swept Up Following Life Of An Influencer

Point Of View

I sit in my bed, the clock hands reading just past noon, as I watch this influencer show her “Day in the Life Routine.” She starts her morning by rising out of her queen-sized bed with white linen sheets at 5:00 am. Her room is already perfectly organized. Natural sunlight comes through her floor-to-ceiling windows, giving her skin a natural […]

My Lonely Face

Have you ever been told you look like somebody famous? A couple of years ago, several friends and I sat around a lunch table, and tried to judge who our companions resembled. My friend Jim said, “Quinn, you just have a generic face. “That’s not an insult,” he added. “You look like somebody everybody knows, but whose name they can’t […]

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