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My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No, I’m not referring to her first solo … more
Give Texans a few days of sunshine and an excuse to get away and off they go. Kilgoreite Martha Clark and 68 others from Kilgore, Longview and Palestine spent the last five days in Burnet County at … more
In 1967 the Beatles released a song called “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Written by John Lennon, one of four members of the group; the song was inspired from his childhood memories of playing in … more
Dear Facebook, I know you’ve been under fire lately due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal (and the fact that your gobzillionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reacting like a 16-year-old who just got … more
A person who repairs and makes shoes and boots is called a cobbler simply because they knew how to “cobble” pieces of leather together to fashion shoes. The profession was highly respected during … more
WE were watching this week as thousands of teachers and supporters rallied at the state capitol building in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union, was … more
As an educator, I feel blessed that I usually have the same spring break as my three daughters, which means we get to spend a week of quality time off together while my wife continues to go to work … more
Barbecuing is one of the true joys of summertime. Who hasn’t enjoyed good company, perfect weather and good food made over hot coals or a gas fire – at home, in a park, on a beach or a campsite? … more
AWAKENING TO THE SOUND of birds singing seemed natural on a sunny spring day. A smile crossed my face and I felt quite blessed and then it registered…this was Good Friday, the day HE was nailed to … more
This morning, while driving with my toddler in the back seat, I looked at her in the rearview mirror and suddenly felt this swell of affection for her. I smiled. She wasn’t doing anything. In fact, … more
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