They say laughter is the best medicine, but I have found over time that smiles can heal, as well.
My friend, Mike Gentry, the chief of police of the Harker Heights Police Department, is retiring after 40 years in law enforcement. Twenty-two of those years were spent taking care of the residents of this city.
I’ve always admired landscape quilts.
Recently, I decided to upgrade my television viewing habits with new TV sets — a small one in the guest bedroom and a larger one for the living room.
About the only thing good about February is the Olympics. I have to confess that I’m an Olympics junkie.
The trip to Costa Mesa, California, a couple of weeks ago with my quartet HMMM, turned out like all other quartet competitions.
Christmas is filled with yummy treats, beautiful gifts and Christmas carols.
As a journalist, I approach some assignments with a sense of anticipation, awe and wonder. There’s not a steady flow of these — or at least there wasn’t until about a decade ago.
Christmas is just around the corner. One aspect of the holiday I dread is when I’m asked “What do you want for Christmas?” That question will start to come out any time now.
I have been thinking about being intentional a lot lately in my daily life.
Ah, the dog days of summer are here. Last-minute vacations, sweating while shopping in the brutal Texas heat, and purging your house to get rid of the old, making room for the new and reorganizing everything to get ready for the school year.
One of the things I love the most about summer is the fresh fruits and vegetables sold at farmers markets.
When my kids are home during the summer, they act like ravenous little beasts wanting to eat more than the Incredible Hulk. However, in order to keep my sanity and my money, I have a few tricks up my sleeves.
This Saturday is yet another opportunity to exercise our right to vote in an election.
Early quilters didn’t have time-saving gadgets to help them make their quilts. They cut individual pieces out of scraps with scissors and used a needle and thread to sew them together. They would piece their quilts by candle or oil lamp light. When it came time for quilting, they again used …
For some time now, the adult coloring books have been the big rage. At first they were hard to find, but now you see them everywhere — Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, dollar stores and even H-E-B.
Spring is my favorite time of year because of the cool morning breezes, the stunningly beautiful days, and dusk that whispers the promise of a bright, starry night. However, dusk during spring always takes me back to a memory I will not soon forget.
I am the chief of all procrastinators. If I ever get half a chance to put something off, I’ll do it without thinking twice. If there was a contest to find who was the best procrastinator, I’m sure I’d win but then I’d wait too long and not ever get registered.