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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
This is one of my favorite times of the year. The excitement that seems to be oozed at this time of year is invigorating and almost tangible. The boys and girls, now young men and women, whom we have … more
I am the Flag of the United States of America. It is almost impossible to go through a day without seeing me… flying proudly over public buildings and military bases… marching at the head of … more
I love bulbs of all kinds, and have them planted throughout my gardens. The bulb is an underground storage structure that allows the plant to survive through drought as well as winter. Bulbs include … 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
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 end of school and high school graduation is all around us. I remember the feeling of anxiety as I prepared for graduation in May, 1969 from W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas. It was a … more
It looked so huge and there were kids running around everywhere. It was my first day at Little Folks School deep in the heart of Pleasant Grove in southeast Dallas. In reality, Little Folks was a … more
I know it’s hard to believe, but high school football is upon us. Why? Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine hit the newsstand last week. The “Bible of Texas high school football” as it is … more
As we head further into January, we get deeper into basketball season. I do keep up with the Dallas Mavericks only to see yet another loss as they race their way to the bottom of their division. In … more
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