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It is a story from decades ago that I’ve retold countless times. Its punchline--wadded up into a few words--sums up the conundrums that hit us daily with tornadic force. more
Authorities usually offer specifics when asked about origins of expressions. “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” however, is not one of them. Attempts to pinpoint its first use are baffling to some and invite “waffling” for others. Most linguists agree that the idiom began as a French expression in the mid-19th century. Hardliners maintain that its genesis is biblical, birthed by the scripture about “nothing being new under the sun.” more
In the classroom for 34 years, Sarah Ward is ready to expand her garden, grow day lilies and enjoy life at her own pace. She is retiring from Whitehouse High School after teaching Spanish and a little French there for 20 years. more
When folks strive greatly to take from life what matters most--learning along the way that it’s mostly about giving--phrases like “giant strides” or “standing tall” come into play. It seems … 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
It is not every day that your teacher sets his arm on fire in class, on purpose. It was certainly a lesson that will be talked about for some time. 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
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
“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.” +++ When I went … more
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