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[Editor’s Note: This is the third part in a series chronicling the writer’s voyage with friend Casey Williams.] The trouble with talking to a sailor is that sometimes what they say to … more
“Stats are for losers.” Everybody from Vince Lombardi to Wilt Chamberlain, Paul “Bear” Bryant to Scotty Bowman, and Dizzy Dean to Yogi Berra is rumored to have made that quote. New England … more
IT was nice to take a drive through downtown Kilgore one evening last week and see activity on the streets. With the derrick stars brilliantly looming high overhead, the lights across the streets … more
THIS is the time of year when holiday traditions and stories of the best Christmas ever comes to the forefront as people try to re-capture those moments of the past and include them in today’s … more
During the Christmas season each year, my family takes a traditional road trip to Santa Land in the East Texas city of Lindale. Santa Land is one of those spectacular drive-through Christmas lights … more
Daylight saving time is upon us. Twice a year we get to adjust the hour hand on our clocks or modify a number on our digital time-tellers. For many of us nowadays, the change has been automated; we … more
Imagine being invited to meet the president. If you’d prefer to decline that invitation currently, then imagine any president of past years. For most of us, I suspect we’d consider it an honor. … more
HE IS A SPIN OFF from his grandparents even though he kept it secret from the whole family as long as possible. And it came a point where his name was announced so often in the bull riding arenas … more
The word “concession” can be defined as “something agreed to, usually grudgingly, as an acknowledgment of defeat.” How appropriate, then, that I was tapped to help operate a concession stand … more
William Wordsworth said it best when he wrote: I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; … more
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