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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
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
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips.Fried turkeys are delicious, but they come with many safety issues. Thousands of fires as … more
Welcome to another installment of “Things You Should Do Before A Wild Saturday Night Consists Of Cruising the Aisles at Walgreen’s for Prune Juice and Denture Adhesive” After ten years of … more
Here’s a word I avoid: homonym. It’s not that I have a problem with this word. It’s marvelously useful. It’s even fun to say. My problem is I’m just never that confident I’m using it … more
In my mind’s eye, I can still see my mother’s left handed notation on our monthly budget. Written in pencil in case adjustments were needed, the budget could easily be found in the desk drawer … more
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