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The human mind is mysterious and amazing, allowing people to perform the simplest tasks to imagining the great scale of the universe and possibilities yet unheard. But the heartbreak of when things go wrong with the mind can destroy lives if …

In Texas, we value community. And right now, community looks a lot different than what we’re used to. No large weddings or birthday parties. No band or orchestra recitals or spring plays. No Little League or youth soccer. The Summer Olympics …

I found myself building a car model last weekend. It was raining and I found a half-built ’68 Dodge Dart Revell model in my closet. It was started about 15 years ago on a rainy day by my daughter and me. It stopped raining, she lost interest …

When it comes to addressing the current health crisis, citizens are hearing terms like social distancing, staying in place and self-quarantining. Apparently, in a twist of fate, children are now demanding that their elderly parents stay home.  

Halloween is this country’s second most popular holiday, yet most people on the street have no idea what it’s all about.

It’s only my opinion, but I believe we never seem to learn the economic lessons of history. It could be that lots of folks have short memories or forgot what caused their troubles in the first place.

I get a lot of emails. Occasionally I get one from someone in Nigeria offering to split a fortune with me if I’ll help them get their money out of Africa. All I have to do is give them a bank account number so they can transfer their Nigerian…

“Yesterday, the greatest question was decided, which was ever debated in America, and greater perhaps never was or will be decided among men….You will see in a few days a declaration setting forth the causes which have impelled us to this mig…

I remember a time when I was a kid of selling enough Ferry’s garden seeds to be rewarded with an amazing “device” that would allow me to see in the dark and send secret messages to my friends.

While driving south on Highway 121 from Bonham a while back, I noticed a mountain off in the distance. I hadn’t been on Highway 121 in a long time, but never before had I remembered seeing that mountain rising in the distance. When I got near Melissa, I realized what it was… the Collin Count…

It’s not what you say. It’s what the listener thinks you said. That’s especially true with children. Everything they hear is filtered through their limited vocabulary and frame of reference. As a child I’d heard old King Solomon had 800 porcupines.

When I entered the first grade I could read, but I couldn’t tie my own shoes. My first lesson in astronomy was given to me by my grandpa. I was 5 years old, and as we stood there together, peeing off the front porch he pointed out the North Star.

I’ve been watching a wall go up in Allen. No! The wall isn’t to keep illegal immigrants out. It’s to protect folks that bought homes in old Allen near the Central Expressway from traffic noise.

It’s storm season in North Texas, and undoubtedly there will be wind/hail/lightning/flooding, frequently all at the same time. Particularly during wind or hail storms, many trees suffer damage ranging from slight to total destruction.

I was in fifth grade the first time I was prescribed opioid pain relievers after a sports injury. Growing up as a competitive volleyball player in the suburbs of Houston, getting injured was a normal part of the routine. This time, at the age…

Good storytelling often mixes those observations of life from angles which people rarely look. A mix of suspense and humor into bizarre mysteries marked the career of Texas novelist Bill Crider. 

Of all the tombstones in Ross Cemetery, Collin County’s historic black cemetery, the one placed on the grave of a man whose life spanned three centuries is the most thought-provoking.

Sunday will be the first Father’s Day where I’ve joined the club. My wife and I welcomed our first screaming bundle of joy into the world six weeks ago to the day.

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