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Five years ago, TechCrunch predicted that in 2021 checkbooks, cash, credit cards and passwords would be entirely replaced by digital magic. Well, that didn’t happen. But we can see the advantages of eliminating them (especially passwords).  The new recommendations for postmenopausal use of the bone...
It was Saturday, a crisp October morning in the early 1950’s. My friend, Ben Sturgeon, and his friend from Skellytown, Don Haslam, invited Bill Culpepper, Marion Stone and me to go quail hunting. Ben’s dad had a lease on some land close to McLean, Texas, where there were lots of canyons and brush....
January is School Board Appreciation month in Texas and as a school district we traditionally take this opportunity to recognize and honor our Board of Trustees for their service to the Pampa ISD. As with many things this past year, we are celebrating our Board a little differently this year....
Help Toni! I have developed a rare form of cancer that requires the use of proton therapy and my problem is that my employer health insurance does not cover proton therapy. I must pay all the costs. My oncologist’s office manager advised me that because I am over 65, I may want to apply for...
Reading the Chronicle of Higher Education on January 6, 2021, I came across an advertising banner that gave me pause. It read, “A College Lifeline: Higher Education for incarcerated and rural students – and why it matters.” I downloaded this joint venture between Ascendium and the Chronicle of...
He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow. Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his wife, and even against his children. Yet...
In the U.S., 27% of adults 60 and older live alone -- more than in any other country. A Pew Research Center survey of 130 nations found that globally only 16% of older folks live solo. Given how many older folks live alone -- and the increase in isolation this past year -- researchers from...
This article is a continuation from last week on the literary style of Isaiah.  The topic here is contrasts. In his commentary on Isaiah John Oswalt notes that the prophet constantly mentions contrasts – “polar opposites.” Oswalt cites as examples: “divine glory versus human degradation; judgment...
The Geico insurance people had the chance to keep camels in front of folks, but lost 15 percent of their credibility when they chose a gecko instead of a camel for their mascot several years ago. I thought their ad showing Caleb the Camel clopping through the office to ask workers if they could...
Tuesday Basketball CBB: (6) Tennessee at Florida...................ESPN 6 p.m. CBB: USC at Oregon State..................ESPN2 6 p.m.  CBB: Butler at DePaul.........................CBSSN 6 p.m. CBB: Winthrop at Presbyterian...........ESPNU 6 p.m. CBB: Seton Hall at (3) Villanova.....................

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