Eyes Opened

September 25th, 2017

1966. Fort Worth. Age six. Back then, a black woman named Geneva would ride the bus each week from – as she said – “the other part of town” and clean our home. She was always nice to me and I really loved her. “Geneva,” I said, “Know where I got this?” as I…

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Deja Vu

August 25th, 2017

[In 2008, Hurricane Ike took direct aim on Houston. The morning before it struck, I wrote my newsletter about awaiting a hurricane. Here we go again. In the next 12 hours, Hurricane Harvey is going to hit the Texas coast. I think now would be a good time to share my thoughts from nine…

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Singular Focus

June 30th, 2017

The first Chick-fil-A sandwich I ever ate was more than 30 years ago in Ft. Worth. The father of a guy I knew was their regional franchise director – and I stopped in soon after he told me about it. That was the first of at least a dozen visits a year, so it’s…

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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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