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“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
Every year as the holidays approach, I like to offer tips to help readers avoid embarrassing mistakes on those Christmas cards that some of us relics still like to send out. Then, every year, as the … more
How refreshing it is to find in a world of high tech some things remain as strong as ever. Even more so, to find in a generation those who use determination and old fashioned values to excel in a … more
Reader James wrote recently to ask about a verb that his wife, Maryann, has heard on TV: “drugged” as a past tense of “drag.” “The car struck the cyclist and drugged him a quarter mile.” … more
THIS WEEK United States residents take part in making Christmas a reality for 12 million children in need through Operation Christmas Child, otherwise known as the shoebox ministry. “Operation … more
Last week, all the KISD campuses celebrated “Red Ribbon Week.” Started during the 1980s, wearing a red ribbon symbolized solidarity in the war on drugs. In more recent years, Red Ribbon week has … more
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