My daily walk
In order to get myself back into the physical shape I never thought I would have deteriorated to, I have taken two steps in the form of late New Year’s resolutions.
Easter comes alive
I was blessed and very fortunate to have two loving parents who always made sure we were in church. Not just the worship service, but my sister and I were in Sunday School every Sunday for every single formative year of our lives.
Seeking the weird
In my never-ending quest to find the weird in the world, I stumbled across the story from Houston about the woman with a bee swarm attached to the tire of her pickup.
Something about the feel of a newspaper
In some ways, the summer of 1992 hardly seems more than 20 years in the past. On a hot day in late summer that year, I interviewed in the circulation office at the Daily Sun after answering to an ad that asked two simple questions: Do you like high school football, and do you want to earn extra money?
Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander was convinced that there is nothing beyond this life. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1976 and received his M.D. from Duke Medical School in 1980. After he completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery at Newcastle-Upon Tyne, he served for 15 years on the faculty at Harvard Medical School with specialization in neurosurgery. As a physician and a scientist, he concluded that when the brain dies all consciousness ends. The person ceases to exist.
The land of palms
Every day, as I take my walk around our little lagoon, I notice houses are rapidly being finished off, new owners are arriving, and the moving trucks abound.
Religious writers in the south
When I was growing up in Corsicana, I remember people going from door to door handing out religious tracts.
Now's not the time for 'Blame Game'
If you haven’t heard yet, there is (or was) a (or more correctly, “an alleged) thief among us.
Someone placed in a position of financial trust has emptied out the Derrick Days bank account to the tune of $10,000 — although we’re now hearing those losses could amount to $25,000 or more.
Reflections on Pope Francis
White smoke curled from a chimney over the Sistine Chapel at 7:06 p.m. last Wednesday, March 13. After less than two days of deliberation, the 115 cardinal electors had chosen Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the new Pope. Within an hour he had selected his new name — Pope Francis.
Dealing with TV lag
Life in Florida is good — unless you are a TV addict like me.
Everything comes on one hour later here. It was hard enough staying up for those 9 p.m. prime time shows in Texas but “Body of Proof” didn’t even start until 10 p.m. last night. I caught the beginning and then snoozed through the next hour and woke up during the news. I always wondered where the line, “News at 11” came from — and now I’m there.
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