Imagine waking up one morning with the worst pain you could ever dream up.

Now take the word “pain,” and turn it into an acronym that stands for: “Persistent, Agonizing, Incapacitating Nonstop” (PAIN) pain.

Next, picture a sadist driving a sledgehammer down on a man’s fingers, hard and repeatedly. …

Whether we like it or not, the explosive truth about all those colorful, dazzling fireworks is they’re dangerous and contribute that much more to global warming.

Case in point: both Ocean City, Md Fourth of July shows had to be canceled this year after a fireworks display exploded prematurely, causing…

No, not former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.

The name starts with a big G and rhymes with lean. As in: GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the freshman congresswoman from Georgia.

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with the looming impeachment trial, the sagging economy, the mounting deaths…

Only two days into Joseph R. Biden’s presidency, Mr. Biden’s faced with a mountain of challenges, not the least of which is crafting a new vaccination rollout plan, since the former president’s plan turned out to be no plan at all, not even a bare-bones plan. Trump thought the 50…

Leslie Bythewood

A freelance writer since 1999, I've published profile and general-interest pieces in The Montgomery Gazette, both online and in print. I live in Asheville, NC.

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