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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
THE OLDER we get the more we have a tendency to reflect on the “good old days.” No matter who you are, those good old days were tough to get through at the time. But, looking back it was the best … more
A few years back, a friend surprised me with a gift: a desk plaque bearing the words “I’m silently correcting your grammar.” I put it next to my computer, snapped a picture and sent the … more
The flags are waving in honor of Memorial Day. The sidewalks are lined with the red, white and blue and it can be seen flying high overhead in specific areas of the communities. And for the most … more
Ever think about the word “every”? Probably not. Native speakers don’t have to ponder this word to use it correctly. They just do. But when you notice how this modifier affects the nouns it … more
How do we move forward from failure? Yesterday I had one of those days when nothing I attempted seemed to succeed. I failed other people; I forgot a commitment; I couldn’t fix a computer problem; I … more
IT HAS BEEN a coin toss this week for Kilgoreites trying to choose between watching distant happenings with the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island and the royal wedding. “I … 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 is a given when a cowboy moves on to better days in higher places, the next in line steps up to the gate ready to lasso in and put their raising to test. Often times it leaves a mother and son … more
There is a sense of peace and calm that settles in when returning home, whether to a person, building, location or something as simple as a tree. Like a magnet, it draws in as if an invisible welcome … more
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