A lot of things are hard because of this virus.
When I first started at The Banner-Press five months ago, I really hoped I would get to write a weekly column. Well, wishes do come true and you now have the pleasure of reading the ramblings on my life once a week. How exciting!
Today — March 8 — Texans will set their clocks ahead by one hour as they spring forward from dismal Central Standard Time to the illuminating daylight savings time for six months, until it comes time to fall back by an hour on Nov. 1 and return to gloomy standard time.
On March 3, 2020, both the Republican and Democratic Primary Elections will be held. Early voting at the Washington County courthouse annex will begin on Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 28.
“The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.
Natalie Frels’ editorial in these pages several weeks ago was a look at our jury system. The gist of her comments was that reporters have to exercise caution in reporting crimes. Too much information could affect the process of seating 12 unbiased jurors.
This column isn’t about crime or the justice system, albeit everything is subjective and I’m a writer, so I’m sure I could find a way to tie it back, but I’m not going to.
Webster’s dictionary defines a farce as a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.
”We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any other in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve every day men who don’t know anything and can’t read.” — Mark Twain
This was the scariest Halloween ever. Juveniles masquerading as adults were trick or treating in our nations capitol. They were demanding a treat of your vote or they would trick you with an impeachment of our President.