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THE OLDER we get the more we have a tendency to reflect on the “good old days.” No matter who you are, those good old days were tough to get through at the time. But, looking back it was the best … more
Although some men long to have a son to carry on their family name (and their male-pattern baldness), I’ve always felt lucky to have three daughters. First, having girls is more interesting for me … more
A few years back, a friend surprised me with a gift: a desk plaque bearing the words “I’m silently correcting your grammar.” I put it next to my computer, snapped a picture and sent the … more
School is back in session. Honestly, I’m glad those years are behind me. The routine of classes, lectures, reading, homework, projects, speeches, exams, and report cards—not to mention practice … more
I recently heard a BBC broadcast in which the hosts were discussing the German word schadenfreude. Schadenfreude is the combination of two other German words: schaden (harm) and freude (joy). Put together, the word means to derive pleasure from someone else’s pain. I am not aware of any equivalent term in the English language, but I’ve known people who get a kick out of seeing others suffer. You might be one of those individuals who, upon seeing your enemy hit hard times, think to yourself, more
IT is a given when a cowboy moves on to better days in higher places, the next in line steps up to the gate ready to lasso in and put their raising to test. Often times it leaves a mother and son … more
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s recent remarks about the state of political discourse in our country pretty well echo my own thoughts on the matter. “There’s probably more acrimony, divisiveness, … more
It’s hot outside! It’s been unpleasantly hot the past few weeks. Most of us have a variety of ways of enduring or avoiding feeling the full impact of the heat. I’m increasingly … more
WHETHER at school or the workplace, bullying takes place. We have a tendency to focus on school age children, especially with the start of a new school year upon us, but in a phone call received this … more
Jefferson understood that a vibrant and free press is critical to sustaining the rule of law. Along with free speech, a free press is indispensable for people to be informed and to participate in a … more
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