Category : Editorial


Pleasant Ramblings: Stars in My Eyes

Mark Magnan A couple of weeks ago I downloaded an “app” for my (fruit) phone. This app lets you look into the night sky and it identifies stars and planets, and, well, just about anything. It shows constellations and even…

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On My Honor: On the Special Olympics

Michael Brown When we hear the word “Olympics,” the mind conjures images of highly trained world-class athletes performing skills that took years to develop. Now, what comes to mind when you hear “Special Olympics”? The Special Olympics were founded by…

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Dear Josh: History is History

What is your favorite era of Japanese history? -Ken, Killeen Oh! That has to be the bakumatsu period, spanning roughly from 1853-1868. This is an interesting time of social, cultural and political upheaval, and is the demarcation line between the…

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Parent’s Corner: School Challenge

Sue Ellen Jackson Dear Sue Ellen, I am starting to see reminders everywhere that school is about to start again and I really dread it. My third- grader is a smart boy but has a very difficult time with reading….

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On My Honor: Sleeping Well

Michael Brown A John Denver song was playing quietly in my head last night about 2 a.m. as I awoke for a little break from my sleep. I was dreaming about a friend doing well and being happy. I usually…

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Pleasant Ramblings: Fightin’ Side of Me

Mark Magnan Recently I was listening to the radio and heard an old song that I apparently hadn’t heard in quite a while. Now my taste in music is quite eclectic, so missing a song for several years might be…

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Dear Josh: Stages of Our Lives

Do you think that people are born good, evil, or with a clean slate that develops purely through environmental factors? -Sara, Killeen I think people have underlying motivations more complex than good or evil. Self interest is a highly adaptable…

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Dear Josh: Death of Our Lives

How can someone overcome the fear of death? People who have lived long lives or are terminally ill face that reality. How can you appreciate life despite mortality? Anonymous Ah. Now, this one’s a conundrum. First, I want to preface…

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Pleasant Ramblings: Give me a T

Mark Magnan I bought into the whole “performance” gear clothing a few years ago. I started with a t-shirt with a well known logo and found that it was very comfortable. I have always worn a t-shirt under my regular…

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Parents Corner: Death in the Family

Sue Ellen Jackson Dear Sue Ellen, We are a very close knit family and my grandfather was just put on hospice.  They are saying he could die at any time.  I have a 3 year old son that is very…

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