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Musings by Marilou — Dreamweaver

May 2, 2018

Since I am pretty much a pleaser, most of my life has been centered around doing something for someone else.  An example would be my move to Seminole.  When asked why we were leaving the suburbs of New Orleans to move to a small town in West Texas, I would explain about my husband’s opportunity to continue his career as a golf professional.  Little did I know that this time it was all about me.…

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Wright Words — ‘Your vote is your voice’

April 24, 2018

“Your vote is your voice.”

I’ve heard the term used several times over the years. And, to a point, I believe in the term. To be honest, there are few excuses that are valid when it comes to a registered voters lack of participation in any election process. No matter how big or small one may think it may be.…

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Musings by Marilou: A Rolling Collection of Bondo

April 24, 2018

I like to say that my first car was a brand new 1979 Honda Civic, silver with black and red stripes, which I received as a gift upon my graduation from college.  Actually, however, that is not exactly true. Before my Civic, which came straight from the factory, I drove a rolling collection of Bondo.…

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Leo’s Lance: My Experience in the ROTC

April 24, 2018

I graduated from Scottsdale, High School in Arizona in 1957. That fall, while still 18-years-old I enrolled in Arizona State University (ASU). I really wanted to go to Abilene Christian College, (now a University), but there were some reasons for my choosing ASU.

For one thing My older brother graduated from Arizona State, and I could use some of his books and save some money.…

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Thinking Out Loud: Just a Little Off the Top

April 20, 2018

Can we talk about hair?

After all, that’s the stuff that people have been wearing on top of their heads since there has been, well… people. So it should be a familiar topic. And whether it was God or evolution that put it there, the stuff grows, and neither one told us why, or gave us any instructions on what to do with it when it does.…

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Musings by Marilou: Cat on a Leash?

April 18, 2018

Several years ago, I saw an intriguing and actually pretty amazing sight at a park in South Louisiana. In fact, I even had to look twice before I realized that a young man in his late 20’s or early 30’s was actually walking a lanky, orange cat on a leash and the cat was responding beautifully.…

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Leo’s Lance: Not Always a Winner

April 18, 2018

The Copeland family was at full force at that time. There were seven of us altogether, five kids including two girls and three boys and mom and dad. I would have classified us as country folks or small town people. You might question how we could be so designated when our home town, Scottsdale, Arizona had boasted a 2015 population of 263,839 people, and that certainly is not a small town.  But it wasn’t always that way.…

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Leo’s Lance — A Damsel in Distress

April 13, 2018

It doesn’t matter if she is your cousin, every teenage guy should be proud to respond to the call from a girl in need of help. You could tell by the sound of her voice she was in dire straights. “Will you come over here and help us.” She pleaded. “Aha, an opportunity to be a hero,” he thought within himself.…

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Thinking Out Loud: Bullying Comes Home to Roost

April 13, 2018

The subject of school bullying re-entered the public consciousness in a dramatic if unlikely way in the Houston suburb of Katy last month. What began as a routine Katy ISD school board meeting took an interesting turn during the public comments part of the meeting.

It was then that a Katy resident named Greg Barrett stepped up to the lectern and addressed the Board.…

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Wright Words: The World is Round

April 11, 2018

I’ve long considered myself an “old soul.”

Despite being in my mid-30s, I find a majority of my thoughts, beliefs and life’s pleasures are wrapped in the sage wisdom of those years older than I.

That doesn’t mean I don’t gain a wild hair every now and then and step outside of my sacred comfort zone — as I explained in last week’s column.…

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