Quote This

May 31st, 2017

When our youngest began her freshman year of college last fall – just as I did with our middle child – I texted her a ‘quote of the day’ from my vault of inspiring and uplifting words. At most, over the ensuing nine months, I missed a handful of opportunities to keep her spirits…

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Aisle Do

May 29th, 2017

The Texas Legislature meets once every two years for five months, which means elected officials have a lot of work to do in a short time. The 85th Regular Session concludes today – and the past 140 days were filled with barbs, accusations and criticism volleyed back and forth between the Senate and the…

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Remember When

April 29th, 2017

Since I was a teenager less than 10 people have given me a haircut – and 98.24% of those clippings have been by four people: two in Ft. Worth and two since we moved to the Houston area. During the past dozen years only one person has taken her razor (at a 2.5 setting)…

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Right Time

April 28th, 2017

At the peak of the dot-com bubble, circa 1999, investment dollars were flying in to unproven companies faster than you could say Pets.com – poster child for everything that didn’t work. Talk about an unsustainable business plan: losing money on every transaction; selling items for one-third cost. As typically happens when ‘irrational exuberance’ takes…

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The Station

April 9th, 2017

by Robert J. Hastings Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are traveling by train. Out the windows we bring in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a…

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