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With school back in full swing, I’d like to say a few words about teachers, without whom none of us would know what in the heck to do with the word “whom.” I come from a long-ish line of … more
Recently I watched a YouTube video in which, among other things, Amazon’s Alexa defined an abortion but then said she did not know the related answer of when a fetus could survive outside a uterus. The video perhaps was entertaining enough in its own right, even if one does not ultimately find technology companies’ liberal bias or the matter of abortion to be at all amusing. more
WE each have our own journey in life to make and although we try our best to alter it as long as we have faith, there is one mightier that keeps bringing us back to the right path. SHE likes to sell purses and shoes as a way of meeting people and getting out of the house these days as if she doesn’t already have enough to do as a wife, grandmother and pastor of Greater Faith Ministries Church. more
It was called Bob’s Gulf Station back in the day, as the old-timers would say. It was a full service station which meant more complete costumer service – get the windshields washed, an engine checked if needed, tires checked and fuel. Bob’s was located in Kilgore on Hwy 259 N. where Mr. Bubbles Laundromat and Car Wash now sits. There were several things that made this particular station unique. First and foremost was the owner, Luther Terry, who was a fireman for 30 years, kept up the gas station and owned a hot-shot service. more
By the time I met them, they were without a chimpanzee. Eva Romanova Graham was a Czechoslovakian world champion figure skater. With her brother, Pavel, she won four World Figure Skating Championships in ice dancing between 1962 and 1965. When they retired from competition, ice dancing was still a sub-genre of figure skating, not yet an Olympic sport. more
Vaccinations are an essential component of preventative medicine when it comes to protecting the health of a herd of cattle. As National Immunization Awareness Month comes to a close, Dr. Brandon … more
Estimates are that the artificial blood-substitutes market could be worth more than $5 billion by 2022 and more than $17 billion by 2027. A significant problem, however, is that so far there is no … more
A blanket of fog beautifully covered the earth Friday morning in the small East Texas corner where I live. Stepping out to breathe in the fog, it was a clear reminder winter is here – the need to embrace it was quite nice after a frenzy of pushing through the holiday rollercoaster and on into the new year. more
Before I left home this morning, I gave myself one final mirror-check, just to be sure the belt buckle was centered, hat properly canted and collar correctly not-popped. There I stood: penny loafers, almost-white socks and blue jeans. Had the socks been whiter and a bit bulkier, I’d have been dressed pretty much as I most likely dressed on my last day of high school. Were it not for the belly, from the neck down I looked pretty much like the boys in the Class of 1969. more
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or so the secular proverb usually goes, but apparently the reverse is also true: one person’s treasure is another person’s trash, or so my mother … more
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