Dave

My own recent family struggles kept me from being there for a man who was my co-worker and friend for decades.

John I. Carney
5 min readApr 27, 2023

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David Melson stands next to a table full of snacks and finger foods at a newsroom birthday celebration in his honor.

A little more than a month ago, in my job as Bedford County’s media/PR person, I attended the donation of a home to a deserving young veteran and his family. It was a moving event, made possible by a partnership between a bank and a not-for-profit agency. Several of our…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike