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One of my biggest pet peeves: people who can’t hold up their end of a conversation. Oh, I’m not saying that every single human being is obligated to bring jaw-dropping factoids, … more
It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face. “She’s gone,” she said softly, her voice … more
Over breakfast the other day, my wife, who happens to be a physician, asked, “Whatever happened to compromise?” She was wondering why Americans can’t seem to put their political … more
In 1918, an influenza panic much like today’s COVID-19 struck the nation. The Spanish flu, as it was often called, killed at least 50 million victims worldwide, and 675,000 in the U.S. … more
The recent death of actor James Drury (star of the 1962-1971 TV Western “The Virginian”) adds insult to injury when one considers what will occur next month. When the networks announce … more
I write this on the second day of the federally recommended 15-day social distancing in the Greater Houston Area, including Katy. Many of us are focused on our soon-to-be-bored children staying at … more
After being asked by public officials to practice social distancing as much as possible for an unknown amount of time, it’s understandable if we get a bit frustrated about not being able to … more
Get this: New parents are giving newborns outlandish names - so they’ll stand out on social media. That’s according to a new survey of British parents by ChannelMum, which found 72% of … more
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