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In the scorching summer weather, which lasts roughly from Easter to Thanksgiving in East Texas, if you want to avoid morphing into an extra-greasy (and slightly hairy) strip of bacon, escaping the … more
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s recent remarks about the state of political discourse in our country pretty well echo my own thoughts on the matter. “There’s probably more acrimony, divisiveness, … more
Jefferson understood that a vibrant and free press is critical to sustaining the rule of law. Along with free speech, a free press is indispensable for people to be informed and to participate in a … more
WHETHER at school or the workplace, bullying takes place. We have a tendency to focus on school age children, especially with the start of a new school year upon us, but in a phone call received this … more
THERE is nothing like what Grandma used to make when it comes to eating or finding someone who knows the recipe to stir those memories. Passing on family recipes was just as important as a woman … more
People often ask me whether good grammar is important. There’s usually a subtext to their question. It’s “Validate all the sweat and effort I’ve put into learning how to speak and write … more
Welcome to another installment of “Things You Should Do Before A Wild Saturday Night Consists Of Cruising the Aisles at Walgreen’s for Prune Juice and Denture Adhesive” After ten years of … more
Although lacking a Facebook account, I know there are positive things about social media. So, I was surprised when acquaintances gave up regularly posting to Facebook because it negatively affected … more
Here’s a word I avoid: homonym. It’s not that I have a problem with this word. It’s marvelously useful. It’s even fun to say. My problem is I’m just never that confident I’m using it … more
In my mind’s eye, I can still see my mother’s left handed notation on our monthly budget. Written in pencil in case adjustments were needed, the budget could easily be found in the desk drawer … more
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