Opinion

Uncle Mort’s “throwaway” lines grow mountainous in trash heaps on his place back in the thicket. Some, though, are “keepers,” worthy of repeated consideration. When still in his 90s, he warned about paying the least bit of attention to kitchen recipes that have unrecognizable or multi-syllabic...
As we begin the holiday season, a time of thanksgiving for many, even in the midst of trepidation and gloom, thoughtful people will look ahead. Choices regarding college attendance in the spring are more important than ever before. A few months ago, I published an eBook. The Texas A&M...
Toni: Last week you wrote about how the MOON (Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice) rule affects “Original Medicare”. My husband has enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO and I am wondering how this rule will affect his hospital stay. Thank you, Maria from Cleveland, OH Maria: The MOON rule only...
On a scale of one to ten, how would you score yourself on how much “wonder” you have in your life? Do you live a life of wonder? When is the last time you truly had wonder in your life? Or is your life empty of wonder? Where did it go? How can you get it back? A child’s life is packed with...
Hey Taylor - How does anyone survive Christmas without taking on debt? I’m trying to find bargain gifts and cheap travel and still see money just flying out the window. - Nick Hey Nick - If you don’t save up for holiday spending all year long, it’s almost impossible to keep your head above water....
As I drive through the city streets and communities of Pampa (Gray County) Texas to behold the seasonal decor with strategically strewn lights all about, I cannot help but reflect on a sacred scriptural text that says.....”and let there be lights in the expanse and let them be for signs and seasons...
If you have never been knocked out, you don’t know what you are missing! It’s like instantaneous sleep ... one second, you are standing there doing whatever and the next second, you are asleep, hopefully not injured from a fall. Four times in my life, I have been knocked out. It really wasn’t all...
Many lessons awaited a baby born in 1935 on a dry land farm in West Texas’ Tom Green County. Jimmie Royce Keeling calls all of them “blessings.” That’s how he has sized up life so far, and it’s hard to dispute him. He’s shown dogged determination to give a heap more back than he’s taken away. Maybe...
The holiday season is upon us, and with it, the opportunity to shop small at local businesses here in Pampa. But what are the benefits of shopping small? And why should we put shopping local on our holiday to-do lists? Below are some of the top reasons: The benefits of shopping small: • Helps keeps...
Spider-Man has superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, coordination and endurance -- all while wearing a mask that completely covers his nose and mouth. Now, that may seem to confirm his unique superpower abilities, but researchers from the University of Saskatchewan would disagree.  They...

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