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This writing a column situation every week can be tough. It shouldn’t be so hard for someone who likes to talk so much, right? This week my thoughts are on the topic that we’re being inundated … more
Fall is getting closer. The weather will hopefully be getting cooler and wetter and gardeners will slowly be migrating back outdoors after the heat this summer. Now is a perfect time to plan the … more
Ever wonder what the person who invented pump bottles was thinking? Of course, if you’re like me and believe in God’s plan, then one would think that God inspired the person or at least gave … more
Stop by Whataburger some morning and look around the dining room. Chances are you will see a table occupied by four men drinking coffee and it is likely, in a town the size of Mineola, you will know … more
I love the Texas State Fair. I grew up going to the state fair every year. We always got out of school on a Friday to attend the fair. As I write this, the fair is coming to a close as Grambling … more
As sure as the magic lilies are popping up in odd places across the countryside and the pumpkins and mums are providing punches of color on porches, fall has arrived. The school year, sports seasons … more
When writing columns, I try to take something personal with the hope my experience, whatever it might be, is a story my readers can relate to and remember something from their life experience. I … more
I wonder how many people feel as fortunate, blessed, as I to have had a wonderful mother who lovingly laid the groundwork for their lives? During a 28-year newspaper career I wrote feature stories … more
It’s the time of the year for miracles. They take many forms but you can see them all day long. Like morning dew sitting heavy on the grass, the evening sun pouring its last, low light on … more
I happened to approach the gardens from a different direction today, and I was surprised at the fall beauty of many of the plants. If you arrive at the back of Hogg Park from the road that runs in … more
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