I’ve often been asked, “What’s the point of getting an English degree?”

Sometimes you just have to get away.

When did we become such a negative, unappreciative society?

My wife and I have our wish list going again.

My daughter, Ashley, is the queen of class, both literally as she prepares to graduate as her class valedictorian at her high school in Wisconsin, and figuratively in the way she carries herself with dignity and class on a daily basis.

I’ve always known this community has its share of people who lack driving skills. I’m starting to realize it’s got quite a few people who lack character as well.

I’ve got a birthday coming up this weekend, and it’s a big one.

When did we become a society with such a sense of self-entitlement?

I don’t know whether it’s the Texas Department of Transportation as a whole, or it’s just a few folks farther down the totem pole, but those people really need to learn how to plan.

It was a trip nearly 38 years in the making, but I finally took it.

Over the past almost half a dozen years in the military, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to forge friendships with people from all walks of life.

When I returned to the United States after spending 18 out of 24 months overseas with the Army, I vowed to set down roots. And this past week I dug those roots right back up after deciding to move once again.

The other day, my daughter shared the wonderful news that she had not one, but two interviews with recruiters from colleges on the East Coast.

February is an odd month.

We’ve all had our brushes with future famous folks.

When is the appropriate time to move on from a pet’s death? Is there ever a “right” time?

Don’t look now, but here comes another new year.

Santa came a little early this year.

Facebook has been my on-again, off-again best friend since 2007. For the most part, it’s been a love-hate relationship.

I’ve gotten a taste of living the single life again this week, and I have to say I’m not terribly fond of it.

I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.

The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series.

Sometimes, I need a day or two to do nothing — or at least pretty much nothing.

hether you are getting ready for a major tournament or just getting ready for a day of fishing on the water, doing some preparations will enhance your chances of catching that “bigun.”

My car turned 15 years old this week.

When I was 14 years old, I volunteered (with some generous prodding from my mother, Kathy) for two days a week in the middle of the molten-hot Houston summer to clean out bird exhibits at the Houston Zoo.

According to the calendar, fall starts in 13 days.

Next week, I’ll celebrate 37 years at the Killeen Daily Herald.

It’s been a summer full of critters at the Miller household.

A couple of Sundays ago, my wife and I were running really late for church — so late that we weren’t ready to leave home until the 10:30 a.m. service was actually starting.

Jim Reed is one of my favorite all-time television cops.

I had a not-too-surprising revelation over the weekend: I am a grammar snob.

Andrea Gardner’s sentiments were not intended as an applause line, but applause came nonetheless.

My wife and I were eating at one of our favorite restaurants the other day when our waitress came by to refill our drinks.

In our nearly seven years as homeowners, my wife and I have had to deal with a lot of problems — broken garage doors, rodents in the attic, a hail-damaged roof and a stuck front door, to name a few.

The first advisory appeared in my email box a few weeks ago.

No two days are ever alike.

Our backyard is starting to look like a meadow — and not a very pretty one at that.

I had originally thought I would write a nice, funny piece making up all kinds of fantastic stories (just to see who would believe them), since today just happens to be April Fool’s Day. With all the political tomfoolery going on, it would have been so easy, too.

My wife started a new job this week.

So our rescue cat, Vlad, recently turned a year old and shortly after celebrated his one-year adoption. His doting “mother” ensured he had a special treat of “T-U-N-A” (we can’t say that word out loud in our home), of course, followed by singing him “Happy Birthday” and giving him a new toy.

I was really excited to see the numbers of Coryell County residents who went to vote on Super Tuesday. Nearly 9,500 of the county’s 34,570 registered voters made it to the polls to have their voices heard, which is about 27 percent.

The March 1 primary election is coming up Tuesday, but it will be a little anticlimactic for me, since I’ve already voted.

It’s Black History Month, so I thought I’d talk a little bit about someone who doesn’t seem to get a lot of good mentions for some reason, even though he’s a part of American history that truly should be highlighted.

I’ve had many people tell me many different things about my job as an editor and journalist, both when I performed the job in the military and now as a civilian.

Anyone who knows me well knows there are two things I truly love outside of my family and my troops — coffee and cats.

I have to admit, I was excited to hear about the Killeen Independent School District’s launch of a new, student-run FM radio station this week.

Every year, my wife and I make the same promise.

My wife and I have talked it over and have come to a unanimous decision — we are not going to put up a Christmas tree this year.

OK, so it’s Black Friday — a day millions of people across this great country forget what they were thankful for the day prior as they eagerly rush to their favorite stores to participate in fantastic deals, get into fights over who grabs the last product on the shelf, stand in ridiculously …

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