Columnists
  • My admittedly limited experience in obtaining puppies did not prepare me for the shock of reading about todayís puppy scams.
  • I've been writing these columns for over a year now, I consider myself to be a column writer and not a columnist. I think of a real columnist as someone who can put a column together in a real short time, knows the ins and outs of a computer, and doesn't have to but most likely writes columns for a profession.
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimerís are women.
  • The impulse-driven ideology of Trump has created his own party as distinct from our historic Republican one. If our presidentís party loses key states this November, the USA will be in a new era.
  • It was the era of barnstorming and exorbitant entertainment: Human flies. Escape artists. Flagpole sitters, wing walkers, and in Honey Grove, one boxer who offered the local boys the chance of going a couple rounds with the champ.
  • Broken Obelisk in front of Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. At a time when spaces for quiet contemplation are in high demand, the reopening this fall of the Rothko Chapel in Houston is especially welcome. This interfaith sanctuary was commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil in 1964 and formally dedicated in 1971. After closing in March 2019 for a major renovation, the chapel reopened on Sept. 24, 2020. The interior serves not only as a chapel, but also as a major work of modern art.
  • The last question in the vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence was taken from a letter. It asked the candidates to address the apparent futility of such a contention, which is defining the 2020 Presidential Election.
  • We should have a deep appreciation for the price our health care and law enforcement professionals have paid during this pandemic, however there is another group of people that is often overlooked. I'm talking about the people that work in the food service industry, especially those whose job is to serve us our meal as we get used to eating out again.
  • Presidential historian, John Meacham, and some others, have noted that US presidents have suffered from serious medical issues (sometimes without press coverage).
  • Lonzo was a flashy actual semipro shortstop who drove a sparkly white '56 Crown Victoria with Lakes Pipes and a Continental Kit. He was our idol that season.
  • Tragically, the effects of racism and white nationalism continue to marginalize and harm citizens of a country that claims Liberty and Justice for All, but falls far short of this goal.
  • Here's a maxim that might have been voiced by my ancestor Dr. Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874): "A chance to cut is a chance to cure." Confidence in the powers of surgery extends back to the most ancient roots of the field of medicine. There are Neolithic skulls dating from 6500 B.C. with holes that testify to trepanation, a treatment that involved drilling through the cranium, presumably to let out malign spirits.