And we think we have no rose garden.
At least we’re not Michigan, without water, without schools, without future.
Most of the Detroit schools were closed Wednesday because teachers had had enough. They stayed home in protest over wretched campus conditions. Fighting rats and mold wasn’t in the contract.
Would such a scene unfold in the Granbury school district?…
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So is it that easy to turn our county into a throwback to the 19th century?
Just the idea that a well-funded “social conservative” organization can discourage top library professionals from wanting to work here is abhorrent.
Our now-departed librarian was supported throughout the recent controversy by every national professional library organization.…
Uncle Mort, staring down the barrel at his 104th birthday on July 4, lives in utter fascination of the moment – whether he’s “in it” or not.
Aunt Maude says he is fully entertained for a good four hours in an empty room with a fly swatter.
“Add a fly to the mix, and an entire day is made,” she laughs.…
Personal experiences have taught me to overlook “conventional wisdom,” malicious gossip or just plain stupid, misguided opinions about individuals.
One such instance came early in my college days and was particularly gratifying.
The young man was John Ellis, adopted son of O.B. Ellis, the late director of the Texas Department of Corrections and for whom a prison unit is named.…
An often-repeated quote from former boxing champion Mike Tyson – that everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face – rings true.
Whether it’s being confronted with physical violence or an emotionally traumatic loss for the first time, no one really knows exactly how they will react.
In the case of encountering an active shooter – someone firing or threatening to fire a gun only feet away from you and your co-workers – your reaction likely could make the difference between life and death.…
Tomorrow Fielder will be 1 month old.
I’d be lying if I said that the month has been easy. The two weeks that Hooper was home certainly made things better, but since he’s been back at work I’ve been very sleep deprived.
Fielder is a good baby, but he’s HUNGRY.
If he could have it his way, he would be eating 24/7.…
On Jan. 8 I received a phone call from a man claiming to be with Direct TV. The caller ID was the 800 number of Direct TV and he had my account number.
He told me they had a promotion going on and if you paid four months in advance, you would lower your monthly bill and receive all of the premium channels.…
Is the affluenza defense defensible?
Can our society allow an over-privileged kid to kill four people and not suffer the consequences of his actions?
He did not use a gun but a high-powered vehicle out of control because of his blood alcohol level.
His lawyer was absolutely brilliant with the defense and he was absolutely bat-crap wrong.…