Being a blessing
Do you ever just look at some people and wonder, “How do they do it?”
Guest Commentary: Dr. Rick Lamb
There is an old saying that “the abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.”
I am a digital immigrant. I was born into a world of rotary dial telephones and slide rules, cash registers that resembled slot machines, schools without air conditioning, encyclopedias that occupied an entire shelf in the book case and paper maps that unfolded to fill the entire front seat of the car.
Hither, thither and yawn
Honest-to-goodness columnists who write scatter-shooting accounts on miscellaneous topics often refer to such pieces as “potpourri.” This has always impressed me, since my using the word always requires a visit to Webster or Google — my predictable response to a Spell Check squiggle.
Kiss my grits!
I found an article on Yahoo News recently that really caught my attention. It seems that man in Tampa, Florida has been charged with attempted murder for hurling a scalding hot pot of grits on his neighbor during an altercation on his porch.
Clothing optional: Things change over time, but a fervor for information remains
Two weeks ago, son No. 3 walked across the stage, to where ... we really don’t know. Now a high school graduate, his future remains uncertain. ... When I think back to my childhood, I can see the building blocks of what I do today taking shape.
Guest Commentary: Fred DuBose
In the spring of 2013 I was in Clifton, Texas, visiting a couple of Corsicanans who retired there — Dave Megarity and Sue (Lynd) Megarity —when Dave told me a fascinating story
The keyboard blues
As I stare at this stupid keyboard for this stupid computer, I sadly observe that there are some 109 possible keys I could mash. I actually only know what half of them are for (basically the typewriter keyboard) but they suffice for my meager applications.
Just what are the significance of dates?
When it’s a Friday (as it is of this writing) and also happens to be the 13th, do you automatically expect bad things?
Over the transom
I get a lot of press releases each week ranging from the slightly newsy if you squint just right, to the outright bizarre. For those of you on Facebook, imagine getting updates from people you’ve never heard of all day long.
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