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If you’re reading this column when it first comes out, it will mark 50 years since the Apollo 11 lunar module, named “Eagle,” landed on the Moon. Once safely on the lunar surface, Commander Neil Armstrong let NASA know they were down with the following words: “Houston, Tranquility Base here.…

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As a writer, every day occurrences, conversations and experiences get cataloged into my conscious for dissection and rewriting into stories or scenes. A peculiar accent, the turn of a phrase or utterances of frustration are treasured tokens tucked away to be marveled over at a later date. It…

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WASHINGTON — For many, summer is the literary season of lighter novels at the beach or pool. For me — exhausted by the quickening pace of President Trump’s moral and mental disintegration — escape takes the form of reading works of fiction that I have often read before. Encountering a new no…

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Something that has been becoming increasingly difficult in my life is time management. By this I mean being able to manage a balanced work and social life. This is something that I’m also realizing the importance of, as it relates to maintaining a good and balanced lifestyle overall.

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WASHINGTON — With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, w…

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If you read my column last week, you may recall I talked about a woman who went into a Lufkin, Texas Walmart, opened up a container of Blue Bell ice cream, licked it, and then put it back in the freezer all while being recorded by someone.

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The last time my family made the five-hour road trip to Galveston Island (a.k.a. The Playground of the South), we didn’t get much playtime. Instead, we spent two solid days in the cavernous Moody Gardens Convention Center waiting for the few precious minutes my eldest and most expensive daug…

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Exercise is good for us and we know it. It can be a struggle to get out of bed before dawn to walk some days, especially if we stay up too late. The next morning we just can’t bear to rise. On this morning, though bleary, we rose and plodded out the door.

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Something that I have been faced with every day as a server is the harsh reality of tipping. It is a social construct in which certain service sector employees might be paid less than minimum wage due to the fact that they are likely to be tipped by the customer for their service.

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During the 2018 midterm election, we saw the Democratic Party win back the majority in the House of Representatives. This was a victory for the party leadership and the so-called “Blue Wave” they had been waiting for. However, they ultimately lost two seats in the Senate.

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WASHINGTON — If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office 114 months from now she might have a coherent answer to the question of whether Americans should be forbidden to have what 217 million of them currently have: priva…

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In a recent guest column titled “Truth trumps deception,” the writer begins his cloudy dissertation by discussing White House press meetings conducted by Sarah Sanders — describing “most of the media” as rude, pompous, condescending, and showing no shame. Funny, but in my opinion, those term…

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