Davis, N.C.

Feb 2, 2021


After a year of chaos, including political polarity, economic hardship, a world-wide pandemic and extreme weather, there has been one thing that repeatedly brings a smile to my face.

Every time I drive over Radio Island I pass the "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree", a two-foot twig, growing out of the massive concrete island, decorated with a festive skirt and a single pink ornament.

Whoever decorated the sprout has earned my support as Person of the Year for showing us there is always humor to be found in any situation and strength to overcome adversity.

Paul Austin

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Yup, good old Radio Island, well i gotta say, thats not ALL that went on over there! However, it is timely.


The person that decorated the Tree is certainly a better choice than GQ’s 2017 “Citizen of the Year” or Time’s one of 10 candidates for “Person of the Year”........Kaepernick.

Kaepernick is telling Blacks to focus on their rights, but not saying anything about responsibilities. He has tossed around words and concepts like white supremacy, systemic racism and defunding the police. Even suggesting that everyone in prison should be let out.

I dare Kaepernick to take his preaching to Chicago around midnight on any Saturday.

We can, for the most part, control our own destiny, but only if we strive toward excellence in everything we do.

Kaepernick is really hurting Blacks by continuing to tell them they are victims and have no ability to control their lives.

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