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Bob Godfrey
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Picture of the Day - 20th Century North Carolina Icons
If you love North Carolina history, this picture will hold significance for you.  Here we have long-time UNC President  Bill Friday, Governor Luther Hodges, Sr., Ted Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Governor Terry Sanford, Billy Graham. That is undoubtedly an 'all-st...

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Thought for the Day - February 15, 2017
I am not sure the White House or Trump senses the magnitude of their problem. We are on the verge of a huge, protracted national story and constitutional crisis related to the Russian / White House connection. Reporters, the opposition party, and smart, non...

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Thought for the Day - February 15, 2017
I am not sure the White House or Trump senses the magnitude of their problem. We are on the verge of a huge, protracted national story and constitutional crisis related to the Russian / White House connection. Reporters, the opposition party, and smart, non...

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To Survive We Must Understand and Respect Change, Then Adapt
In Thomas Friedman's new book, "Thank You For Being Late; An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations", he emphasizes that the planet's three largest forces--technology, globalization, and climate change are accelerating all at once.  These ...

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King Day Rememberance
First pen goes to Martin Luther King as LBJ signs The Civil Rights Act of 1964, nearly 100 years after the Civil War ended. Dr. King was born 88 years ago today. I'm grateful my pastor read from Dr. King's last sermon, delivered Feb. 4, 1968, at his home ch...

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Shot From Haley Confirmation Hearing for the UN
Son Rob, longtime aide (Deputy Chief of Staff / Director of Communications) to South Carolina Governor Haley, takes it in at Haley's confirmation hearing for US Ambassador to the United Nations.(To the left, behind speaker Senator Tim Scott, first African A...

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A Good Night
A good night in Virginia Beach, January 18, 2017, with my older brother, age 77 (hard for me to too believe), and his son (incidentally, an All-ACC linebacker at Duke in the mid-1980s).

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Eve of Destruction Revisited?
I just finshsed reading 'Eve of Destruction' by James Patterson which is about the transitional year of 1965. It is a great read.  At the beginning of 1965, the U.S. seemed on the cusp of a golden age. President Johnson, who was an extraordinarily skillful ...

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Comparing a Couple of Presidential Eras, With a Statement on Trump
I am fortunate to have Tom Huston as a facebook friend. He is a fellow collector of American political memoralabilia. His is one of the top collectors in the country. Tom was a Senior Advisor in the Nixon White House and a friend of Willima F. Buckley. He...

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Eulogy of Bobby Kennedy, June 5, 1968

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