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As spring approaches and my nightmares turn to yard work, I’m reminded of the time when my wife and I would start dusting off the birdfeeders so that we could enjoy a few of God’s creatures that don’t poop on our floor when... more
FOURTH OF JULY weekend means cold watermelon, fireworks and hotdogs! It represents the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. more
Have you ever questioned a name to find out it makes perfectly good sense? Well, The Purple Hulls (aka Penny and Katy Clark) get their share of questions. Growing up in Kilgore they were known as the … more
To those who relied upon animals for their livelihood, the mule had a far greater value than a horse, was considered a dozer of their time, and played an important part in the development of the East … more
It’s a different way of life, one filled with hard work and strong values – values passed on to each generation to use rope, horse, cattle, tack or feed as part of a lifestyle. It's a … more
People often ask me whether, as a copy editor, I’m driven to distraction by errors I see in others’ writing. The short answer is: not in informal writing. If you write “it’s” in place … more
REAL INDIANS laugh at being called Native Americans and prefer instead to be called by what they really are whether it is Choctaw, Creek, Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, etc. and if you don’t know the … more
It’s official: The Internet is over. So is the Web. It’s hard to believe, I know. Just last year, it seemed these two powerhouses ruled the world. But as of this summer, they’re done. Kaput. Over. Dead as e-mail. more
“Then Jesus told him [Thomas], “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29 NIV) more
When you retire, will your cost of living decline? Some of your expenses may indeed drop, but others won’t. Plus, you may have some new ones to consider. So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think … more
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