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Memorial Day: A special time

Normally, I would be on my Harley this weekend, heading to Washington for the annual Rolling Thunder ride to remember those lost and unaccounted for in Vietnam. This year is the 30th anniversary ride of Rolling Thunder but assignments and obligations keep me in Southwestern Virginia reporting on area events for my newspaper job. I rode in the first Rolling Thunder on many others that followed.  It is a special time.

Politics does not ride with me

As a motorcyclist, I understand the diversity of those who love two-wheeled enthusiasm on the open road. Oops, let's not forget those on three-wheels.  My...

Trump plays veterans at Rolling Thunder

Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military...

The sounds of thunder

He snapped awake at 0500, a full 30 minutes before the alarm was set to go off. For more than 30 years, he had been waking up at 5 a.m. It didn't matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the little one on the five, he was awake.