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My father’s mission was to tame the stupidity out of me – a powerful blessing too few children are experiencing now. more
My wife and I experienced some vicarious living when our son Gideon (finishing up his junior year of high school) attended the senior prom. more
Ever gotten the wind knocked out of you? Or been unable to breathe for even a few seconds? more
Out of all our presidents, not many are suspected of being indifferent to baseball. The most notable is probably Thomas Jefferson, who no doubt considered games that involve balls frivolous, and would distract him from his multiple intellectual pursuits. more
When the 1956 Major League Baseball season began, the New York Yankees were in the unfamiliar position of not being the defending world champion. The previous October the Brooklyn Dodgers dethroned the Yankees, and ended the Bronx Bombers’ unprecedented streak of five consecutive World Series titles. more
This past Lenten season, the Friends of Sealy American Legion Post 442 hosted Fish Fries as fundraisers to further their endeavors in charitable donations and physical improvements around the American Legion Hall. more
One of the most awkward, self-conscious incidents in my life occurred when I was shopping with a group, and one of my companions blithely continued browsing long after the store doors were locked. more
The murder hornets don’t stand a chance. more
One of my biggest pet peeves: people who can’t hold up their end of a conversation. more
For 30 years between 1921 and 1951 (with the exception of two years during World War II) the Chicago Cubs trained and frolicked on Catalina Island, a jewel located 26 miles off the Los Angeles coast. more
Murder hornets. (Not to be confused with their close relatives: accessory-to-murder hornets, involuntary-manslaughter hornets, justifiable-homicide hornets and turning-state’s-evidence hornets.) Killer hornets. Asian giant hornets. Or the more politically correct Continent Which Must Not Be Named giant hornets. more
It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face. more
Over breakfast the other day, my wife, who happens to be a physician, asked, “Whatever happened to compromise?” more
In 1918, an influenza panic much like today’s COVID-19 struck the nation. more
After careful consideration and prayer, my wife and I decided against homeschooling our three daughters when they reached school age, mainly because we recognize our pedagogical limitations­ – and we value our mental health. more
COVID-19 has millions working from home. As a longtime teleworker, let me offer some advice. more
On a recent Saturday afternoon, 86-year-old Uncle Doug shared a bit of family lore about his grandfather (my great-grandfather). more
The “Friends of the American Legion” group would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to BSA Troop 548 here in Sealy for their awesome help and assistance during the Lenten Fish Frys at the Sealy Legion Hall! more
You’re stuck home with your kids and feeling sorry for yourself. How are you going to keep them busy? What about their school work? I’ve got a better story – stuck at home with 16-year old triplets. more
The recent death of actor James Drury (star of the 1962-1971 TV Western “The Virginian”) adds insult to injury when one considers what will occur next month. more
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