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The Roanoke Times features my letter to the editor about rationalizing political violence.

I discovered this morning that The Roanoke Times published my latest letter to the editor; it appeared on November 21.  (This was my letter about drawing comparisons between the January 6th attack on the Capitol and protests by Black Lives Matter.)  

You can find it right here.

Thanks, as always, to the editorial staff of The Roanoke Times for the opportunity to share my point of view with my neighbors.



The Roanoke Times published my latest letter to the editor.

I’m happy today to see that The Roanoke Times published my letter to the editor about relying too heavily on “open mindedness” in considering conspiracy theories.  You can read it online right here.

Thanks, as always, to the editorial department of The Roanoke Times for allowing me to share my opinion in this leading regional Virginia newspaper.



Here’s another picture of the demolition site between Salem and Campbell Avenues.

I just think it’s neat.  It’s weird looking to where the Campbell Court bus hub used to be and seeing an enormous empty space.

The city has a deal with developer to put a few things in the redesigned space, including apartments and stores.  You can read all about it here at The Roanoke Times.



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The Roanoke Times publishes my latest letter to the editor.

The Roanoke Times today published my letter to the editor about mandatory prayer in the public school classroom.  You can read it online right here.

The Roanoke Times is Virginia’s third-largest newspaper, with a Sunday circulation of nearly 230,000 people.  Thanks so much to its editorial staff for allowing me to share my opinion with my neighbors in Southwest Virginia.



The Roanoke Times publishes my letter about the Ukrainian people.

I’m very happy today to learn that The Roanoke Times has published my letter to the editor about the war in the Ukraine.  You can find it right here:

Letter: A hopeful heart amid despair

Thanks, as always, to the editorial staff of The Roanoke Times for allowing me to share my thoughts.



The Roanoke Times publishes my letter about the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

I was so pleased this morning to see that The Roanoke Times published my letter to the editor about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.  You can find it right here.

I’m honored that my thoughts about the occasion appear to have struck a chord with people.  This same letter was featured  first on Wednesday by New York’s Newsday (with a weekday circulation of 437,000), and then here in Virginia by The Bristol Herald Courier (with a circulation of 39,000).  As The Roanoke Times has a Sunday circulation of 85,000, this would mean that the letter was distributed to 561,000 readers.

Here’s a big word of thanks to the editors of The Roanoke Times for allowing me to communicate with with my neighbors through such a superb regional newspaper.




Roanoke, VA, July 2021

Elmwood Park.

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Sorry about the shaky cam. And my cellphone camera is obviously not high quality.

Fountain beside Hampton Inn & Suite (facing Church Avenue).

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Looking north up Market Street.

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The Roanoke Times.

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A Banksyesque painting in front of Wok-ology on the corner of Campbell Avenue and Jefferson Street.

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The Roanoke Times features “A Roanoke Thanksgiving”

I got a nice surprise when I woke up this morning — The Roanoke Times published my holiday poem, “A Roanoke Thanksgiving.”  You can find it right here.

As you might remember if you follow this blog, I penned this poem about my adopted city at about this time last year.  Thanks to the good folks over at The Roanoke Times for letting me share it today with my neighbors!



The Roanoke Times features “Friends, Americans, Countrymen.”

I’m happy to share here that The Roanoke Times published “Friends, Americans, Countrymen — Lend Me Your Fears.”  If you follow this blog, you’ll recall that this was my satirical piece aimed at Donald Trump (riffing on Marc Antony’s speech in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar).

You can read it online right here.

 

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