The Last Valentine’s Gift

The Last Valentine’s Gift Forty years ago this month, my mother gave to my three siblings and me the last Valentine’s gifts we would ever receive from her.  Cancer was diagnosed shortly after Thanksgiving, and our mother was in the last battle of her life, a battle...

The Most Important Opinion Of John Roberts

THE MOST IMPORTANT OPINION OF JOHN ROBERTS Chief Justice John Roberts has written many legal opinions for our nation’s most influential court of law. But his most important opinion may be about his insights concerning what really matters in the court of life....

What Would Your Mama Say?—The value of civility

WHAT WOULD YOUR MAMA SAY? It was Pete Sparks’ idea. Pete Sparks lived down the street from me when I was just a boy. He was a year older than me, so he of course knew a lot of things. One of which was the way to get to the Valley Bell,where one could get an ice...

On the Way to the Courthouse: Character Arc Law

Over the last several years Mike Wells has written nearly 200 “On the Way to the Courthouse” pieces. Many of them are published in various state and local publications as well, including the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, the Winston-Salem Journal, the North Carolina...