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You may recall “been there/done that” experiences differently. If so, be my guest. Mine is a mundane wish that you close out the old year as you choose. It is, after all, your life, and only a … more
The men and women of the Whitehouse Police Department would like to thank each and every person in the City of Whitehouse. There has been a tremendous amount of outpouring for our Department and it is truly appreciated. It is difficult sometimes for us to really express our gratitude for the support that we do receive. During some very trying times, our officers continue to stand by the creed “To Protect and Serve,” or “To SERVE and Protect.” It’s always easier to criticize for one small action than it is to thank someone for the many and varied things they do. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
I wrote this in 2003 and get requests to re-run it every year either on my blog or here in this column. I hope you enjoy it. more
‘Tis the season to reclaim memories. Thanks be to God for treasured recollections, and for His giving us the discernment to call pleasant ones into play from days gone by. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
This week was the last week of work for me as we are embarking on Christmas break. At this point in the school year, teachers frequently are found hovering over the coffee pot mid-day, clawing their way up the stairs on the way to first period classes, applying a second layer of concealer in the morning to cover their exhausted under-eye circles. It’s that time of the year when the precious little snowflakes in their classrooms are climbing the walls, swinging from the ceiling tiles and indulging in a bit too much Christmas candy. They are ready to take a break from learning to celebrate the holidays with their families. The teachers are feeling the same way, minus the desk gymnastics. more
Not so long ago, lots of folks--the ones still writing and reading longhand--gave little thought to what the future might hold for the English language. Many were more worried about dialects that will disappear when death claims the last handful of aging tribal users. With social media and a culture given to haste 24/7, both verbal and written communications are being reduced to abbreviations and symbols. Forward-thinking people may legitimately wonder if the English language is on its way out. more
I really don’t know if old dogs can be taught new tricks. A more pertinent question is whether a couple of canines can--or choose to--remember old tricks. Early on, they understood the … more
Over the years, I have learned that I am at my best when I can find time and a quiet place to think, reflect and listen periodically. I have mentioned in this column before that I love the … more
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