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When our children were born, I don’t remember looking at any of them and thinking “Wow, you’re so beautiful. I wonder how old you’ll be when you move out!” No sir, I was admiring their … 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
Had his life been a song, it would have been Big John. If a folk tale, Paul Bunyan. If a military hero, pick your favorite, and he’d have a lot of Joaquin Jackson in him. And this veteran lawman charged with peace-keeping over a vast West Texas expanse bigger than some states was perhaps as colorful as Judge Roy Bean. (Bean, a Justice of the Peace with a courtroom in his saloon, is remembered for law “west of the Pecos.”) 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
This week First Baptist Church of Whitehouse had what they called the Bethlehem drive through. Basically you drive your vehicle into the drive from the high school entrance and the experience starts … 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
Every summer seems to pass a little more quickly than the last. Every school year speeds by at rapid pace. As I get older and my kids get closer to moving out on their own, I see the pattern continuing year-round. more
Nothing short of Uncle Mort’s enrollment in a ballerina class would have equaled the shocking “PS” on last year’s Christmas card. more
When I get home in the afternoon after work and I don’t have a school board meeting or city council session to attend, I like to go outside and piddle in our little garden. more
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