The most extreme case of social distancing the world has ever know was, ironically, in the very beginning of creation. God made the world, then made a man, Adam. That man was now fully alive and completely perfect in an absolutely flawless environment. I cannot help but wonder how incomprehensibly grand the sunrises and sunsets were in a world without any hint of pollution in the sky. And how amazing must it have been to have all of the glory of the animal kingdom there before him as Adam lived in an unfallen world where nothing killed or consumed anything else?
“On Being” is an NPR program I listen to on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on WFAE out of Charlotte. Heard some good thoughts and ideas for the times on Nov. 22; the guest was Richard Blanco, a former civil engineer. He is also a poet, public speaker, and university professor. He has a good sense of humor, a good personality trait for the times.
We, the alumni of I. Ellis Johnson Class 1953–1969, would like to cordially invite the Scotland County community to join us in this campaign (Historical Restoration and Development) for the Lincoln Heights community.
While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests, and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which conservatives mean maximizing the right of individuals, families, and private associations to make their own decisions rather than having them overruled by government coercion.
Blue Drive in Laurinburg, as it has for many years, flooded again the other night. As my neighbors and I have done for four years, we emailed the city manager and council asking for help. We received no written reply.