• July 29, 2016

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Swimmer’s Ear: a summer challenge

Well, summer is now entering its “dog days,” a name for the hot, late summer season that has been in use dating back to the Egyptians.
Unplanned visit to new church was a blessing

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.

Here's my sign: I'm a grammar snob, for sure

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

It's time for all this lightning, thunder to end

My wife always used to tell me she liked the sound of far-off thunder, calling it soothing and kind of romantic.

Being young is sometimes overrated

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

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Water safety key when weather is predictable -- and unpredictable

While in college, I had a roommate from St. Louis who described Texas weather as “not able to make up its mind,” or capricious.

Ciizens Police Academy was an experience

About five years ago, I had a friend who raved about her participation in the Jacksonville, Texas, Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.

Traffic laws should be driving force for motorists

Last week I noticed a photo circulating on my social media feed of Mount Enterprise High School’s baseball team, coaches and school bus pulled over to the side of the road during a Shelby County constable’s funeral procession.

We need to take proactive stance against bullying

During middle school I became the target. Frizzy hair, braces and glasses that took up half my face — before thinner black-rimmed frames became cool — were all part of who I was.

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Choosing your favorite peanut butter’s a major national issue

The most important question of our time is NOT about choosing the next president.

Catalog’s arrival means time for Houston quilt festival nearing

Yesterday I received the Houston International Quilt Festival catalog in the mail. It always arrives mid-July every year — as long as I registered the year before.

Be mindful of the heat when taking your dog out in the car

Having tinted windows on my truck, I forget how spoiled I am sometimes.

It seems my hometown really wasn’t so bad after all

When I was growing up, I wanted to live in so many other places in my life.

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