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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
How’s this for a newspaper headline? “One space between each sentence, they said.  Science just proved them wrong.” Wow. Strong stuff. It sounds like the Washington Post, which recently … more
Autumn in East Texas is usually ushered in by a yearly “cold snap,” meaning we have a few days in late September or early October when the daytime temperature drops below 90 and we don’t have … more
I was sitting at the house last Sunday waiting to watch the American Country Music Awards – I still know and can understand most of those singers, unlike the Grammy Awards where people are rapping … more
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
President Trump and I disagree on several important issues, including the disrespectful and insulting nicknames he has given his opponents. I mean, there’s Little Marco, Little Jeff Zucker, Little … more
It’s quite simple, really. We Texans have a right to know how our taxpayer dollars are spent. It’s our money. We, the people, choose our government. Our elected public officials represent … more
As many of you know, She Who Generally Knows Best and I “downsized” some months ago – maybe 10 months – in anticipation of either a retirement or a slowdown. And, as many of you know and the rest will likely learn sooner or later, downsizing means you box up a lot of stuff that somehow or other had fallen off the official inventory list. For example, somebody once gave me a five-inch-tall porcelain figurine… it’s a cap-wearing bear, upright and with a knapsack on its back, climbing a tiny-but-imposing mountain. On the backside of the diminutive mountain is one of those You-Can-Do-It inspirational messages. No mountain too high, etc, etc... more
Only once have I been moved to write poetry. Two years ago, for a sermon during the Christmas season, I pursued a biblical answer to a Christmas conundrum: Why Bethlehem? Some 700 years before … more
Reading the news can induce fear. We read about threats of violence in our schools, a dangerous man running loose near our home, explosives in mailboxes, and weather that destroys. There is much to … more
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