The thing about lists

Much talk takes place this time of year about the making of lists. Most of you are probably thinking about Christmas lists. While they are important there are other lists to consider. For the truly ambitious it is time to list goals for the upcoming year. As sickening as that sounds, it probably has some appeal to those type A manic depressive t…

My Christmas angst

It is the holiday everyone loves to hate. Yes, I’m talking Christmas.

Too much information

A friend was telling me about his family gathering this Thanksgiving. He spent the day at his grandparents and they ate a big meal and hunkered down to watch the Cowboys.

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The thing about lists

Much talk takes place this time of year about the making of lists. Most of you are probably thinking about Christmas lists.…

20 December 2014 [08:17 PM]
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Shopping 'til you drop

Well, last week I lamented my Christmas angst and asked if anyone else out there ran into the same old issues at…

13 December 2014 [07:35 PM]
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My Christmas angst

It is the holiday everyone loves to hate. Yes, I’m talking Christmas. What’s there to hate about Christmas, you ask? Well it…

06 December 2014 [09:05 PM]
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Too much information

A friend was telling me about his family gathering this Thanksgiving. He spent the day at his grandparents and they ate a…

29 November 2014 [09:26 PM]
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Counting the days

The last couple of years it has felt to me the holidays are arriving sooner than they should. Last week, we discussed…

22 November 2014 [07:25 PM]
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A tale of two neighbors

My friend and neighbor Royce Wisenbaker died last week. He was 57. I was trying to remember my first encounter with Royce…

17 November 2014 [11:16 PM]
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The Christmas tree genius

Where have all the rules gone? Is there no sense of propriety left? Common decency should and could govern the affairs of…

15 November 2014 [08:59 PM]
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Fear and loathing in America

A recent trip to Las Vegas brought the challenge to write something including the “Fear and Loathing” brand established by the late…

01 November 2014 [08:32 PM]
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Hallow-what?

This week is the observance of Halloween on Friday night. The signs are everywhere. I saw a young family with two girls…

25 October 2014 [11:28 PM]
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The Wonder Drug

A lot of physicians have shared their feelings on a topic recently that has caught my interest. At the Alzheimer’s alliance luncheon…

18 October 2014 [10:51 PM]
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Chicken dinners with a side of life

It seems to be meeting and banquet seasons. Last week, it was my privilege to attend the Quairo Literary Club, the Tyler…

11 October 2014 [09:17 PM]
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Minding the gap

Do you remember those tests, which start with the statement ‘you should read through the entire document before beginning,’ only to find…

04 October 2014 [10:06 PM]
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Government shutdown

Our headline today recently brought to mind the concept of oxymorons. While it may be the ultimate pop culture example of such…

27 September 2014 [11:01 PM]
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Is it just me? Meeting Mr. Smith

Aren’t true stories always the best? Are you good or bad with names? The class was asked yesterday morning at the end…

20 September 2014 [11:20 PM]
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Is it just me? Gross negligence?

Have you ever noticed people in ministry frequently make a point with humor? Some members of the cloth could probably moonlight as…

14 September 2014 [01:17 AM]
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Is It Just Me? My happy place

Chicago may be Sinatra’s kind of town, but Tyler, Texas is my happy place. Last week a survey was revealed that showed…

02 August 2014 [10:15 PM]
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Is It Just Me? Naked and Afraid

Last week, my dilemma was how long to go without getting a cellphone activated after mine fell in the water and was…

05 July 2014 [10:29 PM]