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Here is a heads up so you will not be too surprised. In the near future you will see a headline and short piece like this in the news media:

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I grew up in a rural setting out in the middle of nowhere. The closest house was about a half-mile down the road, and my aunt, her husband and their six kids lived there.

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The backyards of all but one of my neighbors are enclosed with high privacy fences. The one exception is one of my next door neighbors. The only barrier between our yards is a flower bed.

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Memorial Day, the last Monday in May set aside to honor America’s armed service personnel who gave their lives for their country, was celebrated last Monday.

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The belief that history repeats itself is not always correct. About one quarter of the last century of our country’s history is not likely to resurface.

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— Jerry Seinfeld

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The attempt several weeks ago to raise a reward fund for finding brain cells in our nation’s capitol was an utter failure. So let’s try another tack.

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This may be a surprise to some of you, or probably to most of you. Did you know that Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barrack Obama, all retired U.S. congressmen, all retired civil servants of the state and federal government, all Texas retired teachers, and all legless or armless veterans on 1…

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The tornado activity from nearby Fayette County on Friday morning reminded me of a phone call I received from my mother almost five years ago to the day.

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Growing up on a farm that later evolved into a ranch, it always amazed me how little the people we called “city folks” knew about certain things.

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I was driving on Chappell Hill Street the other day, and I instinctively slowed down at the railroad crossing near the Early Childhood Learning Center.

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One of the pastors at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dime Box, which my family attended when I was growing up, told this story during one of his sermons.

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On our way to church in Dime Box on Sunday mornings, we would have to drive past a pig farm right there on Highway 21.

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Dec. 7, 1941, the day that lives in infamy, is just another day on the calendar for the 16-year-olds Nancy Pelosi wants to lead to the voting booths.