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The really safe way to lose weight

I finally gave in and bought that half gallon of Blue Bell I had been eyeing for a few weeks. Since I believe I could...

Officials discuss hurricane preparedness

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet...

Travel joyfully

Road trip! It’s next to impossible for us to really appreciate what life would have been like a century ago. At least we have historical...

Rubbed the wrong way

So, I was visiting with a friend the other day, and she said something that I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind...

Encounters of the unexpected kind

I have a funny story to tell, but to protect the innocent I am not going to use any names, dates, or places. Basically, you...

Write it down: Pencil tip clarity

Thoughts disentangle themselves passing over the lips and through pencil tips.” “I don’t know what I think about that because I haven’t blogged on...

A proud (only?) Newberry Award winner

In the spring of 1974, there we all were, all 26 of us – the graduating class of Meridian, Texas High School. Behind us in...

Another Derr graduates

Well, it’s here. The last Derr sibling graduates from Azle High School this week. It means two things: We’re all finally adults (hey, with a 13-year...

Making sense of life: Part 5

Quick quiz: Question 1: When you are not eating at home, what is the restaurant that you frequent the most? Question 2: When you have time...

Psychological warfare: reason vs. ‘want’

ON YOUR MARK BY MARK K. CAMPBELL A friend has a dilemma, a definitive First World dilemma, one that I had seen before. Have you ever wanted...