Opinion

Are you a victim? I believe you are. You probably don’t have to look far to find something in your past or present that is not right, something that is unfair. Something beyond your control. Something that happened to you that never should have happened. It may be the result of an act or failure to...
Seventh and final in a series of how universities can help build character. The character of a university, or any organization, comes from vision and mission cemented by distinguishing core values. West Texas A&M University has identified six core values:  Academic Freedom, Service, Pragmatism...
“One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”: That could be the title of a short documentary on peculiar ideas floating around about the flu vaccine. (Psst! Did you hear the old one about the influenza vaccine actually causing the flu? Not a chance!) Well, now folks are worried that getting their flu shot may...
Dear Readers: Last week, we discussed diets to combat high cholesterol levels. Another avenue to improve your lipid panel is the use of supplements. Patients sometimes choose supplements because they are less expensive than medication, or they cannot tolerate a particular drug’s side effects. ...
In today’s article I will attempt bring clarity to the science of the mind philosophy. The phenomenal Manly P.Hall,Philosopher and Orator defines philosophy as the science of the nature of philosophy,truth,fact,and substantial reality (the act of actually existing). The nature of all substances...
Hi Taylor: I out-earned my husband for the first 10 years of our marriage and covered most of our mortgage and retirement. His salary went up recently and I’m wondering about some sort of repayment plan, in the name of fairness. Would you be for or against? -- Ginessa Hi Ginessa: This is a real hot...
Every Saturday, I had to knock on 116 doors and collect a quarter for that week’s work. That’s $29 a week plus $1 charged for your savings account. My bill each week was $16.75. The rest, or $13.25, was mine which I kept in a shoebox in the top of my closet. I always had money in my pocket and...
Lots of people have cast negative ballots, said tacky things and made disparaging gestures about the year 2020 in general. The unanimous verdict indicated that, as one West Texan put it, “Ain’t what we signed up for.” A pessimist claims that if he attempted to cross an intersection-- even if he...
The satirical songster Alan Sherman once crooned, “Somewhere, over the rainbow/ Way up tall/ There’s a land where they’ve never/ heard of cholesterol.” That’s nowhere in the 50 states. The CDC says around 80 million Americans would benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering medicine, but only 43...
Sometimes you just want to cry. And it feels so good to do so...It’s difficult to lose a family member whom you have grown to love. I’m talking about a family member with four legs . . . or more accurate yet, four paws.I want to dedicate today’s column to every person who has loved a dog as a...

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