Not looking for cure to soccer addiction

By Jean McCamy When you don’t have cable TV, being able to tune in to a soccer game is like getting an unexpected present in the mail. I do enjoy the game and, while I prefer watching it with someone I love on the pitch, I get pretty wrapped up in the action no matter who is...

Paying attention to Constitution a good thing

By Jean McCamy I was interested to read in David Leone’s This Week in History that, wearing my Wake Weekly reporter’s hat in l973, I asked local sixth graders why the U.S. Constitution and citizenship were so important. I really don’t remember the occasion, but was delighted to...
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How about this weather?

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy What would we do without the weather to talk about? Sure, there is local gossip, politics, religion, books, movies, sports, history, food, children, pets, grandchildren and a number of other topics, but still, most of us, when at a loss for words,...

Let students keep right to vote

by Jean McCamy I have a granddaughter turning 21 this week. That’s an exciting transition into the adult world with all its privileges and responsibilities. When I reached that milestone, it meant that I could finally vote, but today’s young people get that privilege several...

Some things never come into style

by Jean McCamy I really like white pants — short, medium and long. That’s about all I wear in the summer. They go with everything. If you get something on them (think tomatoes, squashed mosquitoes, grass stains) that won’t wash out, you can bleach them. They seem cooler than dark...

Teenagers show their creativity

by Jean McCamy During the fifteen years I traveled around the state working with students in the Artist in the Schools program, the poems they wrote gave me wonderful insight into how they thought and felt. There are some amazing, interesting people inside those sometimes busy,...

Rivalries begin again — Views and reviews by Jean McCamy

I graduated from Wake Forest High School. I have two sons and three granddaughters who graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. I have three grandsons, a granddaughter and a great granddaughter who are now on track to graduate from the reborn Wake Forest High School. It...
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One toilet too many

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy Digital cameras and Photoshop have unleashed an avalanche of photographers upon the world and the Internet gives them an ongoing gallery for their work. It’s a rare day that I don’t get some sort of photography collection among my e-mails. Some...
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Funny business isn’t funny

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy I really enjoy NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. It manages to dig into the news, which is generally grim or grimmer, and find some humor. This past weekend, they offered the tongue-in-cheek prediction that if A-Rod is suspended from basebal...
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Attempting to turn back the hands of time

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy I suspect all of us “of a certain age” sometimes hear the siren call of turning back the hands of time, and fantasize about having a nip here and a tuck there. However, considering Medicare’s unreasonable reluctance to pay for us to feel good...
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Let the hummingbird wars begin

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy This has been an unusual summer so far. As we all know, the weather has been both wetter and cooler than normal. The news has been full of heat waves, floods, wildfires and winds, but not quite the typical summer weather we have learned to expect....
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Tomatoes galore!

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy They’re here! This year’s Mortgage Lifters, Cherokee Purples, Black Krims, Ponderosa Pinks, Green Zebras and friends are out in the garden trying to outdo each other. It’s a mouthwatering array, from the little plum tomatoes perfect for roasting...