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Joe Heller

March 8, 2014
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Making the plunge to a minivan

March 8, 2014

Last year I wrote a column about how much I loved my rental minivan while my SUV was in the shop.

Ever since then, I’ve caught myself daydreaming about it when I struggle to get Fisher’s car seat secured in place. Or when I’ve needed to open the back doors and put Finley in when someone has parked too close to me.

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Pro rodeo clown Kajun Kidd moved to my hometown

March 8, 2014

When you grow up in 1940s-1950s Texas in a rural area or small town, chances are rodeo will be one of your favorite sports.

Since my father started out as a rancher and then was a buyer for a meat packing plant the rest of his life, rodeo was part of our lives.

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Facebook as therapy to authors, readers

March 1, 2014

It’s easy to see how Facebook has changed the way we interact with our family and acquaintances, and it has even changed our definition of “friend.”

But what is less obvious and rarely written about are the psychological benefits to those people posting status updates and the people reading those status updates.

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Living healthy is for me

March 1, 2014

I don’t want to overreact or be unkind, but the article on “Healthy Living – it’s not for me!” bordered on bad advice.

I think it was an attempt to be humorous and answer the over- the-top resolutions that come at us in the new year. The facts of the case are that in America we are being overcome with obesity, and it is growing, rapidly … and … being overweight is overwhelming our health care systems until they can hardly keep up.

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The lazy days of life

March 1, 2014

One might assume I’m a tad bit lazy if they heard me complain.

However, I don’t think of myself as a slacker because I’ve been working practically all my life. From the age of 6 my parents assigned chores for me and my siblings. If they weren’t done, our allowance wasn’t given.

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Joe Heller

March 1, 2014
Joe Heller

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No embarrassing entertainment

March 1, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, we had the pleasure to visit the Granbury Live Theater on the square and be thoroughly entertained by the Big City Music Revue.

The square was alive with lots of folks shopping and eating in our restaurants, and the show was packed.

The Big City Music Revue is much of the same group that performed there previously and as always, their show was awesome.

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Joe Heller

February 15, 2014
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Wearing jeans to church? Thou art in the right place

February 15, 2014

Church services today are a far cry from when I grew up.

Come to think of it, everything now is a far cry from how it was when I grew up, which is kind of depressing.

Every Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night, my family would be at the East Side Church of Christ in Irving, rear ends planted firmly in the red-cushioned pews.

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