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I will qualify for Medicare coverage in five years and, much to my surprise, I can’t wait to get government health coverage—because my current coverage is pricey. more
The sun is shining today and Spring is upon us. more
Right now, the land echoes with songs such as “Power in the Blood” and “Because He Lives,” but past performance assures me that the ditty waiting in the wings is (apologies to Alice Cooper) “God’s Out for Summer.” more
Katy has experienced significant population growth over the last several years. According to the Katy Economic Development Council, Katy grew from 242,500 to 337,800 households from 2010-12—nearly a 40% increase. more
When my three semi-grown daughters were young (and since I work in the lucrative world of public education), we’d spend our spring break holidays riding bikes to the park, making dad-sized pillow forts in the living room, and raiding the gift shop at the zoo. more
At Texas 2036, we took March 2—Texas Independence Day—to celebrate the 30 million Texans going about their daily lives, contributing in ways large and small to the ongoing miracle known as Texas. more
Everyone should do it at least once in their life. more
I dreaded the coming of Sunday, March 12. more
Along with identifying as “Swifties,” ignoring the reported Chinese threat of bad dancing posed by TikTok, and pretending that plant-based meat is actually edible, many young people in America are engaging in another fascinating trend—not driving. more
I’m heartbroken that cartoonist Scott Adams recently self-destructed—but hold the presses! This big, beautiful world still has plenty of comic strips to tickle our funny bones. more
It’s at once amazing and troublesome. more
In many of my writings, I’ve discussed my “three teenage daughters.” It was a neat, concise way of referring to the people who made me what I am today—deeply in debt. more
I just heard about a local business losing a major customer over a trivial misunderstanding. more
Who needs forensics and gunfire? more
There are no small number of accusations lately that—shocking as it may be—some of our politicians are lying to us. more
All my father ever wanted as a young man was to marry my mother and start a family—plans that were interrupted when he was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict. more
On a recent family vacation to New York City over the holidays, I brought home exactly one souvenir (I ate the others). While we were freezing our philtrums at the Bryant Park Winter Village Holiday Market in Midtown Manhattan, I was teen-pressured by my three daughters into purchasing a “manly beaded bracelet.” (I’m pretty sure that’s an oxymoron.) more
Middle-class philanthropy may be dying. more
It’s one of the best days of the year and we owe our gratitude to the remarkable man who made it possible. more
I’ve never been a huge fan of hot chocolate. For some reason, I don’t enjoy cauterizing the inside of my mouth after being duped by the deceptively-tepid whipped cream or marshmallow topping. more
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