A Nation That Must Be United

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Daniel B. Rundquist)…This month we observe our national Independence Day on the fourth of July. It is our 242nd such celebration. I like to believe in a grand, romantic notion that America was founded in…

Who Stole Caldwell County?

GRANITE FALLS, NC (By Dan Rundquist - March 25, 2018)...Someone has committed a grand larceny and it is unlikely that anyone will ever be charged or ultimately brought to justice for it. It is quite obvious who the perpetrators were—we call…

Reforming Reformation by Daniel B. Rundquist

Special to the Caldwell Journal…A lot of folks think that Congress just passed a measure that will bring tax reform. Well that’s a nice thought, but it’s only that. The bill was even widely talked about as “tax reform” but this is not so.…

Take Your Time by Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Daniel B Rundquist)...I didn’t expect that living in North Carolina in the 1980’s was going to be much different than in my home state of Minnesota, except for the weather. I was a teenager and I was so…

Because We Owe Them by Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (November 11, 2017)…It is soon Veteran’s Day according to your calendar. My calendar looks a little different. I show 365 Veteran’s Days on it. That’s because in America every day is in fact, Veteran’s Day.…

A Community Effort by Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (October 28, 2017)…By the evening hours of Monday October 23rd, more than 30,000 of us were suddenly without power, dealing with downed trees, wrecked homes and property as a result of the EF-2 tornado that…

Sam’s Addiction

(SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL by Dan B. Rundquist)…We have a relative named Sam. Sam’s a pretty good guy and most folks like him fine. But how Sam mismanages his finances has us all very worried. Sam has done pretty well for himself and…

We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Daniel B. Rundquist)…It is a fact that today we live in a world littered with all kinds of news stories and what is called, “social media.” Americans are constantly assaulted with forever updating news…

Erasing History

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Daniel B. Rundquist)…The recent events in Charlottesville and Boston and elsewhere are examples of how violent “protestors” are when it comes to not getting their way. Upset over the surprise outcome of…

A Father’s Advice

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Dan B. Rundquist)…This month I have the new experience of sending my oldest son away to college. With the high school graduations and parties past, it is all but certain that in the long term much of…