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October 25, 2014


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Three Musketeers: Being a hero and role model to youths

While campaigning, some of us felt many people were more interested in sports, especially football, than in participating in solving our nation’s problems. To many fans, sports seemed an escape to avoid thinking about the chaos they saw going on around them. But now even sports has become part of the latest chaos.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Potpourri: A nifty storyteller who had a lesson to teach the club
Posted: October 20, 2014

The Rev. Todd Williams is a pastor, but he is also a nifty storyteller who brought his autobiographical lesson to members of the Texas City Civic Club via a program called “A Shoe, a Shovel and an Old Straw Hat.”

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Sunday 10/19/2014
How you use the clock matters
Posted: October 19, 2014

In life it seems we have two choices — live life knowing we will eventually run out of time or to simply run out the clock.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
October’s garden checklist
Posted: October 15, 2014

Most gardeners have been anticipating the arrival of the first “genuine” cool front. With all due respect to the science of meteorology, my definition of a cool front in the fall is one that gets your attention by immediately uplifting your spirit when you first walk outside in the morning.

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A Poisonous Royal Opera
Posted: October 15, 2014

In the prologue, Simon, a patrician, is elected to be Doge of Genoa by the Plebian populous, his candidacy supported by Paolo.  Simon discovers that his beloved, Maria, has died. They have a child who has disappeared. 

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‘Faulty Lines’ equals previous best-sellers
Posted: October 15, 2014

Merritt’s husband, Dr. Pom Fowler is a successful fundraiser for his charity clinic. He turns all other responsibilities in his life over to his wife, including but not limited to drowning the rats, rearing his two sons, dealing with his Alzheimer’s mother and their teenage daughter, and tending to his two dogs.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
‘Get your free health care here’
Posted: October 14, 2014

There is no substitute for a visit to your doctor when you are ill.

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Sunday 10/12/2014
Gillentine: Where do they get those TV ads?
Posted: October 12, 2014

The new season on television has been marked not only by more and more outrageous sitcoms and scary fright-aramas, but by yet another set of advertisements.

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Being nice never goes out of style
Posted: October 12, 2014

Glam-rock artist Lady Gaga, of all people, reminded me why it’s important to be nice.

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