Joe Weaver

Joe Weaver

Friday, 15 January 2021 12:42

COLUMN: Reminiscing on old records

I was going through our bedroom closet the other day looking for something and I found a stash of my old records. Remember records? 

A couple of weeks ago, I took some time off and mentioned that I would be back this week with something funny. 

Friday, 18 December 2020 14:54

COLUMN: A Christmas wish come true

(Note: This column was originally published in 2015 and the author has requested it run every year around Christmastime.)

I’d like to take a small survey of the readers of this column. It’s a simple question. How many of you believe in Santa Claus?

Friday, 04 December 2020 14:10

COLUMN: Rude mood

I imagine this happens to everyone, but today it happened to me.

I think a lot of us would agree that 2020 has been a bit of a dumpster fire. It's not quite a nuclear holocaust, but it's a hell of a lot worse than a cup of spilled milk. We know better than to cry over one of those, but some folks I have been talking to lately just want to sit down and cry. 

Friday, 13 November 2020 11:27

COLUMN: Random reading from a bevy of books

Once in a while, I get an email or a letter from a reader asking if I have read a particular columnist or author. 

I think most of us who live here in North Carolina would agree it is a beautiful place to live. Regardless of the region in which you live, this state has something to offer just about everyone. 

Friday, 16 October 2020 02:07

COLUMN: Broken glasses before shattered day

A couple of Fridays ago, I had what might be considered a bad day. As I was getting ready to leave for work, I broke my glasses. Well, actually, the glasses broke themselves because I did not do anything to facilitate any breakage, so I blame it on the glasses. 

Friday, 09 October 2020 12:36

COLUMN: Memories at the movies

It was announced earlier this week that one of the major movie theater chains has planned on closing all of its U.S. and U.K. locations indefinitely due to the pandemic. 

Friday, 02 October 2020 12:56

COLUMN: Memories from Grandmom's house

My brother and I were chatting online the other day. We don't do it as often as we would like because we are both pretty busy and since he lives in Ireland, telephone calls can get quite expensive. I had sent him a picture of our grandmother who we both haven't seen for a while, mostly due to distance, but also because of the coronavirus stuff. 

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