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To those who relied upon animals for their livelihood, the mule had a far greater value than a horse, was considered a dozer of their time, and played an important part in the development of the East … more
I’ve always loved turtles. When I was a little boy, I had turtle figurines, turtle posters, turtle toys, and even a turtle ashtray. (I have since quit smoking.) Every spring, my dad would take me … more
Recently, I had the opportunity to take a grant-funded trip to an educator’s conference in San Francisco, California. Usually when I attend a teacher’s conference, I’m lucky if I make it to a … 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’s a different way of life, one filled with hard work and strong values – values passed on to each generation to use rope, horse, cattle, tack or feed as part of a lifestyle. It's a … more
This year, my wife and I made a surprise trip to New England so that I could accept an award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in Manchester, NH. I suspected that the prize would … more
Once every few decades, East Texas experiences a brief taste of early autumn weather. All East Texans know, though, that these few crisp days are simply a prank by Mother Nature, who’s hiding … more
In reference to a recent story about the need to replace the bushes currently used to welcome everyone to KILGORE, I would like to offer another option, besides colored rocks. Rocks are pretty, and … more
I was determined I wouldn't let my self-respect keep me from making a romantic gesture at a discount. more
For reasons likely to remain obscure, October 30 is Checklist Day. But while the origins of this observance may be a mystery, the value of checklists is clear: They help us organize our time and … more
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