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Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account … more

Oprah for president? Not so fast

I have a lot to say about the Jan. 7 broadcast of the Golden Globes, and about one-third of it is printable. Oprah Winfrey is lovely. She gives a heck of a speech. There’s no question she’s a … more

January Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy selected the home of Vernell Luedecke at 304 North Lantana Circle in Sealy as the January 2018 Yard of the Month. more

Book review: ‘Ghost Bully’ by Brian Corley

Full disclosure: I haven’t actually read this book yet, but the premise sounds pretty hilarious, and I can vouch for author Brian Corley, a friend of mine who, like me, grew up in College Station, … more

Finding a way to win the game

This is the time of the basketball season when the “little things” are beginning to show how much they matter. Teams are now into conference play and I guarantee you coaching staffs are turning … more

Let go and let life

It feels like our crew has been battling sickness forever. We wash hands like crazy, take our vitamins, get sleep and still it seems like we just can’t seem to get a handle on these nasty winter … more

‘The Greatest Showman’: not the greatest show

The hairs on my arm stood up when I first saw the trailer for Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman,” a movie musical about the life of P.T. Barnum, better known as the “Circus King,” the … more

Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account automatically … more

Getting better in 2018

So the first week of the new year I got sick. Sniffles, a cough, a lot of mucus and a lack of sleep. I’m not looking for sympathy here; I think everyone in town was sick. But it did put a damper on … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE

Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

Book review: The Couple Next Door

I SO wanted this book, “The Couple Next Door,” written by Shari Lapena, to be a good one. I saw it on the “new paperbacks” table at Barnes & Noble a couple of months ago and made a note to … more

Run away and join the circus

Most of the time, when my husband and I get the chance for a night on the town, you can find us cozied up over a bag of popcorn (OK, maybe a bucket … don’t judge!) in the middle row at the … more

Post-season preparation

College basketball’s most exciting time of the year will take place in just a few short weeks. Conference tournaments will begin soon and the road to March Madness will become quite busy. This … more

Black Mirror season 4 review

For you Twilight Zone lovers, good news: there’s a 21st century version of it. The only catch is you have to be willing to buy into the sci-fi twist that the series “Black Mirror” puts on the … more

Book review: What the Dead Know

I’m an avid reader and am currently reading three books but the one that is really capturing my attention is “What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman. I love the true crime genre, but I think … more

Top 10 gifts this holiday season

If you got a bunch of gift cards or need to make some exchanges this year, or if you happen to have any friends with upcoming birthdays or special occasions, here are a few of my favorite gifts this … more

Top 10 movies to see in 2018

Ready Player One Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited big-screen adaptation of Ernest Cliine’s modern sci-fi classic novel is set to arrive in theaters on Mar. 28. The book and film are set in the … more

My Christmas Day surprise

The year 1980 was a rough one for me. Having been born with a congenital birth defect, I had kidney surgery, tore a ligament in my leg from a metal rod sticking out of a playground slide and got my … more

Take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne

I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the cookies, the hot chocolate, the songs, the parties, and the presents - I love it all. With that said, here’s a big air high-five out there to … more

Bright shining STaRs

I sat back this week and started thinking about all the strong women in my life and how they each, in their own way, molded me into the person that I am today. My mother was pretty strict on us … more
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