You’re growing a papaya tree?


Like a doctor removing something important, Herb Collins gently peeled the wrapper back from the root ball and tenderly placed the baby tree in the hole. 

What to do about those roots!


Maintaining a good relationship with your editor is important.

So it is my policy to stop by The Graham Star office every week and discuss my column ideas with Kevin Hensley. 

A prudent re-opening is a sustainable answer


A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column arguing that while a stay-at-home order might be justified as an initial response to an immediate and poorly understood public-health threat, it wasn’t “sust

The Great Suppression may linger


The 1930s had the Great Depression. 

The early 21st century had the Great Recession. 

Now, in the 2020s, we are suffering a Great Suppression.