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W Gregory Ward, Author at Valley Times-News

Opinion

Baseball and politics should not mix

I have a more-than-passing interest in politics. I can’t remember when I didn’t know who held just about all of the important elected and appointed ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:27 pm

Opinion

Slow down and see the America that used to be is the America that still is

I came across an old photograph of my parents and older brother. They had taken what used to be called a motor trip, and the ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:28 pm

Opinion

Let’s talk trash

I held off on writing about this topic for a while out of concern that this had become nothing more than yet another personal pet ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:06 am

Opinion

Don’t miss your blessing of common grace

Sunday afternoons lend themselves to spells of laziness, and last Sunday was no exception. I’d spent the morning with visiting family. When they left, I ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:40 am

Opinion

Let’s be careful out there

I know I sound like I’m jockeying for the Captain Obvious 2021 award, but things are kind of odd these days.  We’ve been playing tag ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:42 pm

Opinion

The end of the first COVID winter

Before I begin, let me acknowledge—especially for the rule-followers among us,  those who are strapped to calendars, tied to dates, and bound by the positions ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:49 am

Opinion

Leadership and the Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast

As I’m writing this column, I’m warming my feet by a roaring stone-clad fireplace at the Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina. The ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:37 am

Opinion

Breaking down The Weeknd’s halftime show

The first Super Bowl came along in 1967 after the American Football League and the National Football league merged. Alabama was well-represented in that inaugural ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:03 am

Opinion

We weren’t opposed to fishing

You can’t spend as much time spinning words as I do without also finding fun in listening to the language.  And if you listen closely, ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:44 pm

Opinion

Our future hinges on our responses

When the other day someone said “We live in uncertain times,” the person beside them burst out laughing and said “Thanks, Captain Obvious.” There is ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:01 pm

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