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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
With social distancing and quarantining has come the need for personal interaction and nowadays, the only way to do that is through the phone. more
Since “Playboy” recently published its final print issue, and since I’m reading a biography of publishing magnate Conde Nast on my tablet, I felt it appropriate to share my misgivings about magazines. more
Walking my dog Dorothy a few months ago I didn’t recognize the fellow waving from the white car until he stopped to say hello. Turns out it was Ed, a casual acquaintance, whose wave I hadn’t acknowledged because I couldn’t see him through the tinted glass. more
Major League Baseball’s opening day was supposed to be last Thursday but it too got pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. more
You don’t have to “snooze to lose” in this rapidly changing COVID-19 environment – all you must do is blink. more
There are many milestones in my journalism career that I will never forget. more
Did you get my text? I texted you; why didn’t you text me back? And don’t tell me you didn’t get it. You got it. more
I found your story about Dr. Kannappan Krishnaswamy’s practice and use of TeleMed services very interesting and helpful. more
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