Category Archives: Near As I Can Figure…

A World Upside Down

Our world is upside-down, and I think I’m getting a little slap-happy being stuck at home most of the time. For instance, a commercial came on TV the other evening. The announcer said something about a “… Lindt chocolate bunny…” … Continue reading

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Guest Post: William Patrick

Let’s Rise to the Challenge of Decency This column by William Patrick first appeared in the Palestine [Texas] Herald-Press on March 18, 2020. I’m sharing it with the kind permission of Mr. Patrick and the Herald-Press. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Americans have a … Continue reading

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The Power of Negativity

Recently I studied Proverbs 18:21* and got to thinking… Everyone knows that a positive attitude can bring positive changes, boost your success, and improve your relationships with colleagues, family, and friends. But do you realize that a negative attitude is … Continue reading

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Flattened by Overuse, Part 2

When last I wrote about overusing the word “love,” I didn’t plan any followup post. But some of the discussion has reminded me of another overused word: “Just.” You hear it a lot. F’r instance, “I just think we should … Continue reading

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Repeating History

Hello, Friends! In honor of Black History Month, I’m reprising this essay that was published in the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper in 2006. I first posted the piece to this blog on February 1, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Breaching … Continue reading

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Boarders Without Borders

Spring is coming! The other day, I was at the kitchen window when I noticed the mulch in the flower bed twitching. Kinda creepy… oh wait, it was a bunch of robins hopping around looking for breakfast. There must have … Continue reading

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