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For my eldest and most expensive daughter’s fifteenth birthday, she requested a new cell phone/adolescent life-support unit. Because my own cell phone was operating at roughly the capacity of an … more
For over 47 years, I had managed to resist the temptation to visit New Orleans, LA, specifically the legendary French Quarter. In fact, I felt an odd sense of pride in this accomplishment, like … more
Wait! Just wait. The turkey for Thanksgiving has not only been stuffed but put away in the closet before the day has even arrived according to recent Facebook posts and Santa’s very early arrival … more
Summertime fun can result in summertime danger if precautions are not well-kept. This community mourns the loss of a very personable, well-liked man – Randy Morris – this week due to heat exhaustion and we have reached out to those in the medical field and those who work the oilfield for reminders of the seriousness to attempt to prevent this from happening to another family. more
A horse! A horse! My burrito for a horse! In my last column, I recounted the events leading up to my eldest daughter’s I.E.A. Hunt Seat National Finals equestrian competition in Lexington, … more
I am now entering my fifth decade in the forecasting business (I started very, very young). One of the things I can assure you from these years of experience is that you truly never know what a year … more
Before my family’s most recent beach vacation, my wife suggested, under the guise of promoting some father-daughter bonding, that I go with my daughters to get a pedicure. This was actually her … more
These days, I find myself regularly traveling to exotic destinations like Krum, Texas, and Haughton, Louisiana, to watch my eldest and most expensive daughter compete in equestrian competitions. How … more
Several years ago, my family was presented with a gift that, since then, has become a national Christmas holiday phenomenon, namely, The Elf on the Shelf. When I first saw it, I had the same reaction … 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
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