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David Freeze

David Freeze Day 17: Heavy rain, hills make for a long day of biking

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 16: Some unexpected surprises, but a lot of new friends

Cloudy and very humid from the start, I pedaled out of Hollandale without a visible sunrise. For the ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 15: Changing direction, getting in just ahead of big storm

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 13: A headwind and other challenges net a good finish!

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 13: Days like these just feel right

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 12: Three states behind and soon to be four

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 11: Pedaling uphill in search of the Mississippi River

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 10: Good progress on an exhilarating day

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 9: Pedaling hard on way to St. Louis

I am watching the minor league game from the Field of Dreams, loving the coverage and excited about ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 8: Things looking up, with a day well spent

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 7: Hills and finally Hannibal

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

Clyde

Clyde: Just call me Clyde Van Winkle

“Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways. Old now is earth, and none may count her days” ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 5: A wonderful ride with no troubles in metropolitan area

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 4: Feasting on anything not tied down

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze: Finally getting to see the Field of Dreams

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

David Freeze

David Freeze: The Mississippi River adventure begins

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him ...

Clyde

Clyde: It’s what’s inside that counts

Looking at the Cheerwine Festival crowd recently, it’s obvious that we are not all alike on the outside. ...

Clyde

Clyde: A rose by any other name

Show me an old house place and there will always be a forgotten rose bush alongside the porch. ...

Clyde

Clyde: Hurry up and wait

Is it just me, or does everything seem to be faster coming out of the pandemic gate? It ...

David Freeze

Gotta Run: A busy week ahead

The week just ahead has plenty of running options and I think its going to be fun. At ...

David Freeze

Gotta Run: Can’t wait to get back to running again

It had been 14 days since I could exercise or do much of anything physical. Everything started with ...

David Freeze

Gotta run, but I can’t! Learning about blood infection

Last week’s column addressed some help from Jeter Chiropractic for a nerve issue in my right leg and ...

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D.G. Martin: Bad news about favorite eateries and some good news, too

There is good news and bad news about our favorite places to eat in North Carolina. The bad ...

Clyde

Clyde: Where do we fit in?

Ubi caritas est vera Deus ibi est   Where care and love is There is God     ...

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Alexander Jones: Joe Biden is back after State of the Union

By Alexander H Jones Last week, President Joe Biden displayed some political strengths that have been obscured over ...

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John Trump: Consumers know what they want, and it’s not Russian vodka

By John Trump A ban on Russian vodka, a move by many U.S. states and countries, is wholly ...

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DG Martin: Author gleans lessons from blindness

By D.G. Martin Going blind. Is there any way it could be a good thing? Frank Bruni asks ...

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Sharon Randall: Cousins make families fun

By Sharon Randall Family ties are formed in various ways. Some are connected by blood. Others are created ...

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