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For all the challenges facing Texans, our state government serves the people pretty darned well, especially when compared to the frequent dysfunction in Washington. more
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the demand for older models in the fashion and cosmetics industries is exploding. more
I love my gas stove—almost as much as I love my Weber gas grill. more
“Time Enough at Last.” more
In the 1980s, I repeatedly watched a recorded copy of the film “Escape from New York” on my family’s Panasonic VCR—complete with tuning knobs the size of hubcaps. more
Barbara Walters might never have become a powerful force in broadcast journalism had she lacked the chutzpah to extract a promise from her bosses at NBC News in 1973. more
Earmarks are back and they’re costing American taxpayers a bundle. more
It was late December of 2020. COVID cabin fever was hitting me hard. more
For years, I’ve watched friends and acquaintances take family trips during the holiday season to exciting locations like Disney World, Hawaii, Colorado and Cracker Barrel. more
I’m filled with a renewed sense of hope all of the sudden. more
As I write this year-end essay about 2022 trends in food and dining, I must confess that I’m playing catch-up. more
One of my fondest childhood memories of Christmas in the 1970s was riding around in the family station wagon, “Bessie,” to look at Christmas lights while I whined to my parents about needing a snack—again. There was something magical about a familiar evening landscape transformed to a radiant wonderland at the expense of someone’s lumbar spine. more
I read a great piece in the Tribune-Review about the nostalgia many Pittsburghers hold for their favorite old suburban shopping malls—especially around the holidays. more
I grew up believing that you judge a man by the size of his Christmas tree. more
My dog Thurber has been lying to me. more
It has been years since my family last dealt with the “pictures with Santa” pageantry, but Saint Nick impersonators remain an integral part of Christmas for Americans. more
Please pardon me, but I am always overcome by mawkish sentimentality at this time of year. more
When it comes to sappy holiday movies, you either scorn them as you would another pair of reindeer-themed socks, or you eagerly binge on offerings such as “My Southern Family Christmas,” produced by Hallmark and described thusly: more
Is the glass half empty or half full? more
The whole concept of a bed and breakfast is pretty ingenious and fits almost perfectly with my lifestyle. more
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