Happy Halloween everyone. It is finally here. And the weatherman says is should actually feel like October today. That can be both a good thing and a bad thing.
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Editors note, this article was changed on Oct. 31. Email addresses for the authors were removed.
My brother would have turned 29 the other day. Thus begins the season of difficult anniversaries.
Well, my friends in Texomaland, I’m sorry to say that I’m leaving.
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when Jews are persecuted.
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We’ve seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola.
President Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod is quoted as explaining Obama’s chronic emergency-response failure thusly: “There’s no doubt that there’s a theatrical nature to the presidency that he resists. Sometimes he can be negligent in the symbolism.” I don’t buy it.
When the starter’s gun sounded for the 34th annual Beijing International Marathon last week, air pollution measured 20 times worse than what the World Health Organization considers safe to breathe. Anywhere else in the world, this would have been a scandal worthy of collective soul-searching. In Beijing, many of the roughly 26,000 runners donned anti-pollution face masks and gamely dashed through the hazy streets.
One of the greatest things about the Internet is how it makes the marketplace for information truly worldwide — almost like a “World Wide Web,” or something. A nice bit of writing can find its way to my little ol’ computer screen in Sherman, even if it was scribbled half-a-world away.
You might be interested to know that the seven story Hotel Denison (now an apartment complex that stands at the corner of Chestnut Street and Barnett Avenue in Denison) is the third hotel for Denison to stand on that spot.