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Playing catch-up with an old pal

February 13, 2013 It was one of those phone calls that take you by surprise. The voice was familiar, but I simply couldn’t put a name to the speaker. more »»

Just Outside My Door 02/07/13

February 13, 2013 Once again I send greetings to you from my toasty home while just outside my door it’s another blustery, snowy da. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 02/07/13

February 13, 2013 Sherman Stanley Hose Co. more »»

"The Archivist" chapter one - Wanderer

February 13, 2013 Peregrin had come a long way, and found nothing. That is, nothing that mattered. There had been ruins, wild dogs, wild people and a few traces of evidence that humans had once been sane. more »»

Staying sharp by playing games

February 6, 2013 Some time ago, in an article about the aging brain, an expert stressed that as folks grow older, it’s vital they keep exercising their minds as well as their bodies. more »»

Just Outside My Door 01/31/13

February 6, 2013 It’s for sure that Old Man Winter is with us now. We had quite a bad storm on Monday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 23 with wind and blowing snow making driving very hazardous. As of Friday, Jan. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 01/31/13

February 6, 2013 Happy birthday greetings Jan. 24: Sylvia Burkholder, Holly Cady, Amy Sands, Tammy Roberts Crane Jan. 25: Marge Fergus, Michaela Wassink Jan. more »»

Things I hope to avoid in the New Year

January 30, 2013 In many past Januarys, I joined the well-meaning folks who drafted lists of resolutions for the new year. more »»

Big questions change through the years

January 23, 2013 In those long-ago days of my college career, like all students, I often took part in deep, intellectual discussions involving the great questions of the universe. more »»

Just Outside My Door 01/17/13

January 23, 2013 Hi folks. Since I haven’t been feeling well recently, this week’s column is an “oldie” written in 199. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 01/17/13

January 23, 2013 SHERMAN — We recently enjoyed a January thaw so as I write today, there is no snow on the ground. more »»

A study of waiting room magazines

January 16, 2013 Through the years, I’ve had the enjoyable opportunity to teach writing techniques in both workshop and classroom settings. more »»

Today’s ‘Just-in-Case’ society

January 9, 2013 We’ve all been there. Things are running smoothly when suddenly, something unpredictable slips in to derail our lives. more »»

Just Outside My Door 01/03/13

January 9, 2013 Christmas and New Years bells are silent, and many of the window candles no longer proclaim the message of the “Light of the World” though all who know Him still have Him in their hearts. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 01/03/13

January 9, 2013 Now that the holidays are over, the Sherman Wild Eagles basketball teams have been playing in tournaments. The girls’ junior varsity team and the varsity team won their games on Thursday, De. more »»

Greeting the New Year on a positive note

January 2, 2013 As we stand at the doorway to the year 2013, we’re all touched by three types of thinking. And many folks seem to single out just one of the three thought patterns for their seasonal focus. more »»

Just Outside My Door 12/27/12

January 2, 2013 Snow is slowly spitting down just outside my door. Although we have very little of it yet, it is forecast in greater amounts as the day goes on. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 12/27/12

January 2, 2013 Presentation to Stanley Hose Fire Department SHERMAN — Bob Rogers of Something Unique Custom Framing of Sherman presented a matted framed copy of an article in a local daily newspaper from Sunday,... more »»

Candle glow is part of Christmas magic

December 26, 2012 The welcoming warmth of candlelight is an old-fashioned feature of this blessed time of year. more »»

Just Outside My Door 12/20/12

December 26, 2012 Are you all ready for Christmas? Probably some of you are, but no doubt there are some that are not. more »»



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