Fall is here, and the holidays are fast approaching. With all that goes on during the holidays, it is easy to forget about some things. One thing that you do want to think about is your septic system.
During the holiday season, it is not uncommon for septic systems to malfunction. This means that a system has more wastewater entering the septic system than it can handle.… Read the rest
When the facts of what happened on the morning of Jan. 21 in the Spanish Trail subdivision began to unfold, I started wondering what kind of a monster would commit such horrible crimes.
Was this some sort of big-time gangster out of the Metroplex, or maybe a hardened prison inmate who escaped and was desperate to avoid a return to prison?… Read the rest
Our citizens, in general, wait – too patiently, too quietly – for a big dose of indignation.
Used to, folks usually spoke of “righteous indignation.” Today, most would consider other kinds – hopeful that a few righteous ones might slip through, jarring us from our lethargy.
We hunker, fearful of both the real and imagined. If we make any noise at all, we whimper instead of exclaim.… Read the rest
We recently received a bill of over $300 to cover the yearly health check-up and maintenance for our cat, Dexter.
I asked the doctor “About this bill – are kitty cats covered by Obamacare?”
The answer was “No.” (Apparently the vet already heard this question from others and was not amused.)
I am grateful for the hearings on Obamacare. It has forced both sides to wade through the misinformation and clarify what this plan hopes to accomplish.… Read the rest
For your wedding day
The trouble with divorce is the separation; the awkward splitting of lives, like an incision made by a doctor who cheated their way through medical school.
The dividing of items to be put in two piles instead of one; the decision of which child is to be placed in what pile along with the furniture, the cars, the money.… Read the rest
People not quick to change
With seasonal changes, I think of people changes. One of my favorite light-bulb questions is “How many church members does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer comes quickly: “CHANGE?!!”
Pastors quite naturally want to change the hearts and minds of their congregations. I used to think that change could be accomplished with one or two powerful messages – well, maybe three or four.… Read the rest