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From Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Nov 26, 2014 1:01am

It’s that time of the year again, and what’s more American than elbowing your way through hundreds of people to save a few bucks? Ah… Black Friday, welcome back.

I think my feelings toward...

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Warhawks, FiFi and Youth Revisited

Oct 11, 2013 1:03am

I read a lot as a kid, which should come as no surprise, I guess, considering what I do for a living. I got started early, and one of the first things to grab me were historical books — fiction...

My Person of the Year (so far)

Oct 04, 2013 1:01am

If I awarded a Person of the Year (and I don’t, so don’t ask) I would have to seriously consider the following gentleman for the honor.

In Utah, a high school football coach suspended his...

Life in the Corridor

Sep 27, 2013 1:01am

Some weeks in and around the area from Melissa to Howe (affectionately known as the corridor) are busier than others. Count this past week among the busiest of busy times.

It is my distinct...

Forgetting 9/11?

Sep 20, 2013 1:01am

September 11 marks a dark day in our nation’s history, that much is obvious and probably never needs to be said again. Or does it?

I was somewhat surprised at the lack of 9/11 remembrance...

As Time Goes By

Sep 13, 2013 1:01am

Not to sound cliché`but time has a way of catching up with you. I guess I would be old to some and young to others, but time is really catching up with me. For a lot of people, this is manifested...

Libraries Aren’t Just About Books

Sep 07, 2013 1:01am

It struck me recently that libraries, especially in small communities such as ours, aren’t given their proper due.

I thought about this as I was writing a budget story as cities prepare...

Riding Shotgun

Aug 30, 2013 1:01am

“Be careful tonight.”

My lovely wife said those words to me in the morning and they were suddenly rattling around in my head as I drove to the Van Alstyne Police Department on Saturday night...

The Valencian Community

Aug 23, 2013 1:01am

The other morning, as is my usual routine, I got on our home computer for my early morning checks — email, some work related web sites and whatever else looked worthwhile to waste a few minutes or...

The Dumbing Down of Society

Aug 23, 2013 1:01am

When I studied journalism in college, one of the main things preached throughout my course plan was “responsibility.” According to these idealistic professors, the main job of a journalist was to...

The Stuffing of the Editor

Aug 16, 2013 1:02am

I am a simple man in terms of my excesses. I don’t overindulge in anything, really. I spend within my limits and generally live and operate within my means.

Occasionally, however, I do...

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