• December 9, 2016

Dave Miller

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Single life is not for me -- even on a temporary basis

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.

It's early yet, but I'm thinking about retirement

I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.

For this Cubs fan, World Series win erases old hurts

The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series.

My Civic is getting old, but we're still hanging out

My car turned 15 years old this week.

It's fall whenever my wife starts decorating for it

According to the calendar, fall starts in 13 days.

Proud to pass the torch to young reporters

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

Our house has been hosting Critter Fest

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

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.

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.

Frogs decided our patio was a party pad

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.

Why is it so hard to get our lawn mowed

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

Wife's new job has me feeling kind of sleepy

My wife started a new job this week.

Voting early is no big deal -- even on a Sunday

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

Salado is truly a gem, but its luster has faded

Sunday was a beautiful day, so my wife and I decided to head down to Salado to do a little shopping.

My wife and I are so alike, but we still have differences

My wife and I have been married more than eight years, and it still amazes me how much we have in common.

New station brings back memories of my radio days

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.

No resolutions, just a wish list for the coming year

The start of a new year is typically time to make resolutions.

Finding that 'it' gift at Christmas can get expensive

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

Visits by deer make us aware of their habitat

My wife and I live in the middle of town, but we started seeing deer pop up around the neighborhood a few weeks ago, when the temperature was hitting the mid-90s each day, and we hadn’t had a drop of rain in about a month.

Jury duty isn’t much fun, but it’s our civic duty

I had to report for jury duty this week.

I’m all for a hot time, but this was ridiculous

It was a hot day Saturday. Not just warm. Not merely sultry. It was broiling. And I was wearing a suit and tie.