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Idioms and everyday life

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey We Americans have many  expressions that have other connotations. Every country does,  I suppose. As an English teacher, I have always been fascinated by the origins of words and phrases. This was brought to my attention even more so when I took in two Norwegian girls (not at the same […]

Our apathy is showing

The Way I See It by Don West Weather and politics are a whole lot alike.  Sometimes there is way too much of one or the other.  Seems lately that God’s replenishment of our aquifers has gotten a little out of control, but I am certainly not going to complain.  My next door neighbor may […]

Hometown Pride

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey On December 22, 1952,  I came into this world,  seemingly destined to be a small-town girl! My  hometown was Lake Arthur. My Dad was a natural entrepreneur, often owning and running 3 businesses at once. Having such a large family as ours, it was a necessity. We lived in a […]

Learning to forgive

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey Forgiveness can be so freeing. But in my life experiences, it has proven to be one of the most difficult things to do. To truly forgive someone who has hurt you in some way  has been a struggle of mine for many years. Just when I think I have it […]

Lemonade love

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard Summertime lemonade stands seem to be a rite of passage for young children. I remember when I was a kid, I asked my parents if I could set up a lemonade stand on my street. In my naiveté, I imagined my dad, a hard-working oilfield man, would […]

Dealing with ‘that thing’

The Way I See It by Don West There is supposed to be a little thing in your head that will keep you from saying the wrong thing.  Mine’s broken or missing or never existed, depending on with whom you may be talking. There are some days when I can even fool myself into thinking […]

That was Mama’s ‘job’

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey I have written about my large family several times. My mom was definitely the one who held the reins or ran the show or whatever cliché works here. She had rules and she made no apologies for them. We learned quickly to follow them. I will start with the memories of […]

Keep your head above water – no, really

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila Smith I do not know when the International Olympics Committee (IOC) decided to turn the winter and summer games into a battle for survival. It is as though a committee member was watching “The Hunger Games” in 2012 while planning out the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio de Janeiro games and […]

College pressure

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard As a parent, it’s becoming increasingly more and more difficult to watch my children prepare for their futures. I remember being told by my ninth-grade year teachers that to go to college, I had to begin taking college prep classes, even as a freshman. Then they asked […]

Different dog, same fleas

The Way I See It by Don West I was rummaging through some old files and came upon this column written in 1998. Seems that not much has changed – we have just digressed from one lying Clinton to another lying Clinton. Apparently, we fail to learn from our mistakes – but it’s not too late. […]

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