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Imagine being invited to meet the president. If you’d prefer to decline that invitation currently, then imagine any president of past years. For most of us, I suspect we’d consider it an honor. … more
Snow in East Texas is only slightly less rare than a parade of CNN reporters wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps while singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in downtown … more
A journey made to and from a place within a day is commonly referred to as a day trip. It is usually taken to find something unusual not found in the area in which you work, live or play and all it … more
In the Star Trek universe, Vulcan blood is said to be green. In East Texas, we may describe our blood as running maroon or burnt orange. But, the reality is that all human blood, regardless of … more
McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church remains one of the most picturesque churches in Hog Eye Country now referred to as the Liberty City area. The number of weddings held over the years in the … more
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
At the close of 2017, the East Texas area ranked first in the nation for cases of the flu. My toddler and I contributed to this prestigious recognition. The prevalence and power of viruses and … 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
If you could accomplish all your financial goals just by putting your paycheck into the bank every couple of weeks, you wouldn’t need the services of a financial advisor. But life isn’t that … more
James Montgomery’s popular Christmas hymn “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Lutheran Service Book 367) calls not only such angels but also abiding shepherds, contemplating sages, bending … more
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