Opinion

Spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, bringing with it visions of more hours of sunshine, warmer temperatures and ample opportunities to embrace the great outdoors. Come mid-March, people who live in climates marked by cold winters have no doubt been anticipating spring fun in the...

Don Newbury
My Uncle Mort, who lives so far out in the country that nobody passes his house going to town, called the other day. “I’m going to shock you, nephew,” he said. “’Cause I’m planning a ‘give-away’ that folks won’t be able to refuse.” He had my attention. I felt flushness in the face--sure that my...
Spring marks the return of many things. Trees and flowers begin to bloom again in spring, while warmer temperatures are welcomed back with open arms. Grass also begins to grow again in the spring. That means it’s not too long before homeowners have to dust off their lawn mowers and get to work....
When animal rights activist, actress, music PR executive, mom and creator of MegsMenopause.com, Meg Mathews experienced menopause around age 50, she reported: “My joints were so inflamed; I used to be able to get up and do a downward dog, but I was walking to the bathroom like an old lady. It was...
Dear Readers: This past week I attended the funeral of my best friend’s brother who died suddenly of a massive heart attack. He was only 49. You don’t realize how many lives one life touches until you attend a funeral. The exchange of love and support between friends and family, the stories that...
There was “people-watching” at its best recently when Texans gathered at polling places to exercise their voting preferences in primary elections. Yep, it was a foretaste of the “Big One” in November. They showed up in attire ranging from the serious sloppy to “after five,” with a few of the latter...
If you had the opportunity to list out a baker’s dozen of maxims that would be typed up and placed in a time capsule to be opened 25 years after your death and then disseminated through every media source, electronic and paper, so virtually the entire country could learn from your wisdom, what...
Reader Alert: Many company benefit plans terminate the day you are no longer working full-time. Explore you or your spouse’s group medical plan rules and options with Medicare if you are 65 or older. Morning Toni:My wife and I desperately need your guidance because last November, I was rushed to...

Don Newbury
Gawkers gathered to gaze at a gigantic “goof” of an implosion attempt gone bad. Thus was the origin of the “leaning tower of Dallas.” The demolition company’s failed effort to take down an 11-story office tower could make Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition shift gears into construction rather than...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
When a fermented bean paste has its own following on Etsy, you know you’re talking about something with which people have an odd but special relationship. Or as a multitude of T-shirts and greeting cards on the site declare: You make miso happy -- udon even know! Miso is a fermented soybean paste...

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