The power of prayer
It is often our last resort, the final step in a hopeless situation. We refer to it with such phrases as “he doesn’t have a prayer,” or “there is nothing left to do but pray.” But it is perhaps the most important and distinguishing characteristic of our humanity.
Matters of disagreement
A dozen people — maybe more — have laid claim to the admonition we’ve all heard many times. For all I know, it may have first been stated by Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt, Miss Manners or Little Miss Muffett. Anyway, it is well-worn: “We can disagree without being disagreeable.”
Well, that’s just ducky..
To say that Duck Commander and the Duck Dynasty phenomenon has become a true dynasty of commercialism is a gross understatement
Catching up after the holidays
While it was wonderful having a short break from work during the holidays, it did not turn out to be what we’d expected.
Letters to the Editor 1/4/14
District Court, Court-At-Law Jury must report
To the Editor: I want to thank each citizen who has responded to jury service since I took the bench in 2009. Without your response and participation, the right that we are all guaranteed under our U.S. and Texas constitutions would not be able to be exercised.
If this New Year’s Celebration at Times Square follows the pattern set since 2005, just before the ball drops and we turn our calendars forward, someone will sing John Lennon’s classic song, “Imagine.”
I’m ready for 2014
I am sick and tired of all the cartoons, cards, commercials, and other depictions of the old year 2013 yielding to the new year 2014.
The old year always looks like a cross between Father Time and The Grim Reaper, wearing an elongated Bill Belichick hoodie,
Credit where it’s due
The next time you see cop, thank him or her for what they do.
The next time you see a sheriff’s deputy, thank him or her for what they do.
Same rings true for troopers, firefighters, our EMS crews and all the men and women who support them.
New thoughts from an old guy
I’m guessing my Uncle Mort’s “forward thinking” for the new year more likely is akin to “slumgullion stew,” or simply a “hodge-podge” of thoughts he’s carried forward to the new year.
Five Golden Rings
Well, for better or for worse, the sorry 113th Congress of the United States managed to cut a bipartisan budget deal that seems to guarantee that our government will not face another shutdown for a couple years.
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