Point of No Return

Point of No Return – Decisions can sometimes be made for you

It’s been said that the path of an individual’s life is often set by a series of decisions.

Point of No Return – Presidential race is great, but so are local ones

There’s a lot at stake in this presidential election.

For starters, there’s a swing seat open in the Supreme Court of the United States. Whoever wins the presidential election will (presumably) be afforded the opportunity to offer a nominee for that position and influence the way the highest court in the land leans for the next several years.

It’s early, but masks are already all around us

If you’ve entered a grocery or drug store since, oh, July, you have noticed that Halloween items are filling the aisles.

Point of No Return – My record is certainly spotty on telling the future

There comes a time when we must all stand up and take accountability for our actions or words. I find myself in this position quite a bit, actually.

Stand or don’t stand. Just do something real, too

Dear Colin Kaepernick,

You don’t know me. And, to be honest with you, it’s not like you are someone I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about over the past few years, anyway.

Point of No Return: Loving thy neighbor needs to be in our daily lives

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Remember that one? You know, pretty big reference in the Bible. Actually, it’s mentioned several times in the Bible, prominently in Matthew and Leviticus — and is the central theme of the standard “Golden Rule” that can be found in the texts of nearly every religion or philosophy recorded through time.

Some obituaries are both historical and telling

One of the sections of our paper most read and discussed by staff members is the obituaries.

Point of No Return: We’ve had the opportunity to witness greatness

Twenty-one gold medals.

As of Tuesday night, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps had received 21 gold medals in his amazing, awe-inspiring career, and still had an opportunity to add to that collection before these Games were over, as he still had three more events to swim.

Point of No Return: Those we all support are not getting support

Buckle up. This could get rocky.

According to figures supplied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last month, 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014. Let that settle in for just a moment. That is 20 human beings a day taking their own lives. That’s 20 families, each and every day, ripped apart at the seams.

Too much information for one topic this week

There are weeks when I sit down at my computer to start putting together this column and I come to the unnerving reality that I don’t have any idea what it is I’m going to write about this week.

Point of No Return: Smartphone sensation grabs a lot of attention

Four score and seven years ago...

Sorry, I was working on an original speech and it just spilled into the beginning of my column here.

Freeman Stage made the only choice they could

There are very few discussions a group of any size can have without resulting in debate.

I'm turning myself over to positive thinking

My leaf has turned.

No longer will I focus my attention on mouth-breathing, simpleton dolts who fill our atmosphere with their ignorant blatherings or hate-filled dialogue. I’m not wasting any more time on knee-jerk politicians hitching their wagons to the latest trending topics on Twitter by spewing forth proposals that will never see the light of day, and you won’t read anything more from me on annoying internet trolls who take out the frustrations of their own miserable, rudderless lives on anybody who has accomplished anything of note.

Life is hard. But life is also very rewarding

I had every intention of focusing my column this week on the tragic shooting in Orlando last weekend that resulted in the death of 50 human beings and more than that injured.

Case proves again that justice is not blind

By now, many of you have heard about the entitled piece of garbage in California who was sentenced to six months in jail for raping an unconscious woman behind a Dumpster outside a Stanford University frat party.

Another summer full of personal resolutions

The trusted Coastal Point calendar hanging on my wall tells me that we have indeed crossed into another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.

Parting shots from some citizens on candidates

So, this has been an interesting race for the presidency to this point, huh?

Let’s keep some perspective with MVFC news

When the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) released their inspection report of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s (MVFC) financials this week, the oft-whispered-about had become a horrific black-and-white reality.

It’s another chapter in this crazy book we call life

It has been said that each individual’s life is its own book, and the chapters contained within tell the tales of different phases of that person’s life story.

Faith in humanity restored, in an avalanche of food

Once again, I find myself surprised over something that really shouldn’t be all that surprising.

Weather, politics, holidays and a life well-lived

This has been a week of rain, shine, snow, wind and hail. In other words, it’s been just another wacky spring week in our lovely oasis by the shore.

The best of intentions can lead us to hot water

Do you remember those old deals you would come across in magazines? Come on, you know the ones. You’d glue a penny to a paper card and, in return, you would receive 719 albums delivered to your home.

It’s time to celebrate a holiday built for all of us

Growing up in my home, there were three absolutes if you were a young male:

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