Category : Editorial


Parent’s Corner: Dirty Laundry

Dear Sue Ellen, I believe a person should keep their family’s dirty laundry to themselves. It can ruin the reputations of innocent family members, and nothing can be done to eliminate what has happened in the past. Everybody has an…

0 Comments / 10 View / November 16, 2015


Pleasant Ramblings: Spiders Revisited

Mark Magnan I was talking with a reader the other day, yes someone reads my column besides you, and they mentioned my recent spider column. Although I didn’t give spiders their own column, just split it with snakes. Perhaps spiders…

0 Comments / 18 View / November 16, 2015


Parent’s Corner: Going Upstream

Dear Sue Ellen, I was doing my laundry at the public laundry mat. It’s amazing the people you see and what goes on.  Two boys were playing. They weren’t running or loud. The boys just had a tough time being…

0 Comments / 18 View / October 19, 2015


The Misericord: Turn to Jesus

Ryan Kiblinger, FUMC The Greek word that we translate into repentance is a compound word that literally means to ‘change one’s mind’.  When John came baptizing in the Jordan River, he came preaching a baptism of repentance.  In other words…

0 Comments / 22 View / October 19, 2015


On My Honor: On Assessments, Part II

Michael Brown This column is the second of two dealing with the controversial “too much testing” going on in our public schools. This time, we’ll take a look at recent developments and trends in summative assessment. Imagine going for an…

0 Comments / 71 View / October 19, 2015


Pleasant Ramblings: Travel Tips

Mark Magnan Well not really travel tips as much as memories of travels when I was younger. My father liked to take and enjoy his vacations. We often drove to our destinations. I enjoyed riding and seeing the country. I…

0 Comments / 19 View / October 19, 2015


Dear Josh: You are not alone

I’ve been struggling with anxiety and dissociation for the past few months but I’m hesitant to see my primary doctor or even talk to anyone about it at all. I often feel like I’m not in my body or like…

0 Comments / 56 View / October 19, 2015


Parent’s Corner: Zombies in my Attic

Dear Sue Ellen, I have 2 sons.  They are 9 and 12.  They are obsessed with zombies!  They play zombie games, they watch zombie TV and now they want to dress up as zombies for Halloween.  We have a drop-down…

0 Comments / 5 View / October 15, 2015


The Misericord: Fall Is Coming

Ryan Kiblinger If you were like me at all, last Saturday when you awoke and went outside you found a certain crispness to the air.  It was a feeling not known for what seems like far too long.  Texas summers…

0 Comments / 8 View / October 15, 2015


On My Honor: On Assessments, Part I

Michael Brown This column is the first of two dealing with the controversial “too much testing” going on in our public schools. I thought it best to start off with the following background information. I crossed over to the “dark…

0 Comments / 22 View / October 15, 2015