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With the beginning of each new year, many people resolve to do something they didn’t do the year before. Lose weight. Save money. Learn a foreign language. Land a leading role in a Broadway play. … more
Everyone in life has a story to tell. Having been raised in the county there are ups and downs not ordinarily associated with town living. However, as time passes and you take a look back … more
The English language has many awesome powers, perhaps none more awesome than its power to make people feel stupid. If you fancy yourself skilled with the language you may not see my point. So allow … more
IT IS THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS and tiring thoughts (or too much sugar) has us going in this direction: O bring us some figgy pudding, now bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer… Just … more
This week, the first bluster of cold wind slapped our faces in East Texas causing us to scurry around in an attempt to find a warm spot and wish we had been better prepared for the winter months. … more
“Where does June stand on the split infinitive?” a colleague of my sister asked after learning I write about grammar. It’s a bit like asking, “Where does June stand on the number of protons … more
IF you are waiting on something it seems to take forever and so goes the old adage about not watching a pot boil. In this case, it was Jimi and Tamara Mankins, who seemingly waited forever for their … more
Vehicles in East Texas move down the country and farm roads at a much slower pace this time of year because the deer are out. With that being said, I have already come to a complete stop on several … more
I awoke this morning to the sound of the radio and with the following questions being tossed out across the air. “What did the Indians eat for Thanksgiving? It definitely wasn’t sweet potato … more
Websites publishing fake news articles, often with fabricated facts, fooled a lot of people leading up to the election. Real news media have responded by publishing lists to help readers spot bogus … more
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