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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
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
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
The current bull market in US stocks is now the longest on record (according to most people). Unless the economy derails (which is unlikely for the foreseeable future), the bull has room to run, even … 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
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
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
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
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