Writing a column not always a simple task
The Athens Review requires me to write a column every other Friday. I hate to admit it, but my life is just not that interesting.
Sometimes my mind just doesn't work fast enough to come up with a column idea every other week. When writing a column, it's important to have subject matter that at least one person would identify with or find interesting.
Would you die for me?
In less than two months I will be grinning from ear-to-ear and jumping for joy as I welcome Maylee Grace into the world.
For years I wondered what it would be like to be a father. Now, my little girl has reached full term in her mommy's tummy, and it is just a matter of time before she makes her appearance.
While I wondered what it would be like to be a father, I questioned whether or not I actually wanted to bring a child into this world we live in.
Think about it.
Filtering my mouth would not be a bad thing
Cedar Creek Lake is the fourth largest lake in Texas. The lake is one of the few lakes in Texas that allows private docks and boathouses.
... but some doubted
Imagine spending more than 25 years of your life learning a certain trade only to have the rug pulled out from underneath you in a single moment.
Imagine the sudden change was one that was never considered before and a road that was far less traveled.
After three years of devoting your entire existence to this new trade, this new way of life, the rug was pulled out from underneath you again.
A little unsettling don’t you think?
Tye is gone, but forever in our hearts
I will admit it. In my business, I meet people I don't always have anything in common with. That's okay – that's what makes life interesting.
Community newspapers part of our history
Are newspaper heading for extinction? Let's hope not. Nothing can take the place of reading your morning paper with a cup of hot of coffee.
Take me out to the ballgame
There are few, if any, places that mean as much to me as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Funny thing is, it has little to do with the results of the games played on the field.
Long before the park opened on my birthday, April 11, 1994, my dad was a key figure in making sure Ranger fans had a home to be proud of.
Brownsboro High School graduate, Marshall Edward Wilson, Jr., helped build Rangers Ballpark and his name is forever enshrined near the first base entrance on a display for those who helped build the park.
Ignoring child abuse problem won’t make it go away
For those of you that might have missed it, this past week the Athens Review has been running a series of stories titled “Girl in the Closet.”
JOE ELERSON: Big Tex again proves he’s much larger than life
When I was a little kid, the thought of seeing Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas was something I could not wait to see as I entered the fairgrounds.
Enough about me — these folks really matter
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — I’m leaving the Athens Review.
No, they’re not firing me and I haven’t joined the circus (I never got a call back). I’ve accepted the public information officer’s position at Trinity Valley Community College, an adventure that begins next week.
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