The title of my column may appear to be a crazy statement but before you turn the page please hear me out, you just might agree.
I wasn’t an overly political person. As a general rule, I didn’t concern myself with matters of country, state, county, or city. I just lived my life.
That’s been my life for the past few months.
Many of you may remember the Great Recession of 2008. Actually it started December 2007 and lasted until June 2009. I have never forgotten it neither the symptoms that started it. It devastated our nation and economy and brought havoc and fear to our citizens. It has been reported that this …
Do you remember? I am not talking about the day-to-day requirements of everyday living, but occasions, events that you will always remember! Events like 9-11.
Sometimes the darkness creeps in on stockinged feet, slowly and silently, catching you unawares. Other times it rolls in like a high tide, a wave of unexpected and often unexplained emotion, a riptide of horrific thoughts and false perceptions.
“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”
In 1789 Benjamin Franklin said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.”
We don’t often think of aging as funny! However, but with more experience in this aging process, I have discovered some humor with the help of my longtime friend Scott Eubanks.
This state, and the rest of the world if I’m going to be honest, keep me in a constant state of face-palm-inducing frustration.
I woke up to the sound of howling at 1 a.m. this morning. The house was pitch black with only the yellow-orange light from the streetlights crawling through the windows. I tried to close my eyes and block it out.
Money is one of the most important necessities in our society. Without it or some representation of it you can’t purchase the necessities of life. In other words it is nearly impossible to function in life without it.
Call it fake news, or call it misinformation, but either term still screams danger and reeks of subterfuge.
Howdy. I am back! At least back on these pages for a while.
As Henderson natives, we can all agree that rounding up your family and driving to the annual fireworks show at Lake Forest Park is a staple of the Fourth of July. I mean, what would the holiday be without developing a mild case of road rage as you fight for the best view in the parking lot …
Lately it seems if we are forced to live under what I call the “G” Principle. What is the “G” principle you might ask? Simply put it is gouging and greed.
‘How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?’ - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Since the first of the year there has been a shortage of workers in Texas. For the past few months I have traveled across East Texas and the Gulf Coast and saw signs everywhere at all types of businesses posting signage that said now hiring, hiring for all positions, sign-on bonuses, and the…
The world becomes a crazier place every day and that feels like a mouthful of a statement coming from me.
In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech that has resonated for 58 years. To me the most powerful part of that speech was the conclusion when King said, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are Free at last.”
Your kids can’t wait. Their teachers can’t wait. Everybody is so excited about Summer. Except for me, I hate it. It’s my least favorite time of the year.
Police Appreciation Week ended Saturday as many were honored for their bravery for putting their lives in harms way to protect ours.
Here I sit, a Constitutionally-minded Libertarian, reasonably smart, and vastly undereducated, spending my entire day watching, or listening, to the Texas Senate discuss House Bill 1927, as I carry on about my typical daily duties fighting to not slam my head against this keyboard.
One of my favorite lines, from one of my all-time favorite movies. (Gone with the Wind, if you didn’t know!) Just saying it, casts anticipation on tomorrow. Starting fresh, starting new. Another day to do what you didn’t get started on yesterday. Or even another day to start over. Or in my c…
For years I have been in management and had the responsibility of hiring and terminating employees. During every job interview I tell my candidates that were hired that there would be a 90-day evaluation period to see if they would continue in that job at the end of that period. I’m happy to…
Your papers, please.
The place was familiar. I took a deep breath and went inside. I remembered every bit of it from the last time we’d all gathered to remember my pawpaw. But this time was for someone else. The beautiful flowers smelled of spring, and she lay there so beautiful and angelic. She would have made…
Since 2020 we have been hearing a lot about people, movies, books, and other things being canceled. In the past three months it has become worse. It appears that if the liberals or non-conservatives don’t like something they think they can just cancel it out of everyone’s lives.
Y’all are doing too much guys.
Life has been for most of us like the bumpy pot-hole-stricken roads you can find all over the place. We cruise good for a minute and then boom, out of nowhere you hit one of those terrible parts of the road that throw you around the car for a hot second. Scared to death, and a few curse word…
It seems that everything is moving to smart technology these days. First it was smart phones now its smart TVs, audio/video components, automobiles, trucks, appliances, alarm systems and the list goes on.
Every part of my Texan soul loves the fact that on the very day we commemorated 185 years of Texas independence the Guvnah made the decision to rescind the mask mandate and allow Texas to reopen fully.
Apart from my God, my beloved beautiful Sasquatch of a husband, my ferociously delightful fur-covered children, and a petite and somewhat manageable portion of my blood relatives, I have a very few legitimate loves in my life.
As the first snowflakes fell, I thought to myself how beautiful the flakes looked but then all heck broke loose. The temperature went below what any of us would consider comfortable, and after a few inches of snow, the ice added to the mayhem. Most Texans probably didn’t know what to think a…
Here we are at the end of the worst snow and ice storm that I have ever experienced in Texas. For four and a half days the roads have been dangerous with most businesses closed. Actually the only other event like this that I have experienced was when I celebrated my sixteenth birthday in Sou…
Time. It’s something we don’t have. We do, but then again we don’t. It ticks away as we work, and ticks away as we sit on the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.