Are You Comfortable? by Daniel B. Rundquist

ARTICLES BY DAN RUNDQUIST (February 15, 2020) -- Like so many Americans I have witnessed the petty, unfounded, and expensive effort to remove our President. Regardless of which the side of the fence you may be on, we have to understand that…

The Blessing of Lake Hickory by Dan Rundquist

HICKORY, NC (January 15, 2020) -- On Sunday, January 12th Father Paul Shellbach led the members of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in the service for the Blessing of the Waters for Theophany on the Catawba River. It was held at the…

What is truth? by Dan Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (November 4, 2019) -- I have been told many times by many different people over the years that “perception is reality.” It is untrue. Those who continue to repeat and believe this falsehood of are either…

Our Time and our Tech by Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (July 15, 2019) -- “Technology changes man's relation towards nature, but not towards man and God. Whoever thinks otherwise values things more than people, and dust more than the spirit. A horrible tragedy of…

On Virtue by Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (March 29, 2019) -- It is a grand understatement to say that virtue is a deep and an often-complicated subject. I believe it to be wholly misunderstood and mostly forgotten in America these days. This is…

A Time to be Thankful By Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (November 2, 2018) -- “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should…

The Islands of Men by Daniel B. Rundquist

SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Daniel B. Rundquist) -- "No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a…

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…