Borderline with Gary Borders

Friday at 7:45 a.m.

Each week Gary offers a variety of observations and personal experience in a highly engaging commentary from East Texas. Join us for Borderline with Gary Borders in his new time slot, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.

I spend much of my waking hours in front of a computer screen, either at the office or at home. In my day job, I post items to Facebook, update the website, design fliers and brochures, process the photos I have taken in Photoshop, write press releases and other material. These are solitary endeavors for the most part, requiring the meager talents I bring to Thrive360, the nonprofit for which I handle communications.

Gary Borders

My buddy Leon, a fellow refugee from the newspaper publisher business, sent me a news release the other day, announcing that Sam Malone is serving as master of ceremonies at a Houston charity event.

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My wife and I took advantage of a glorious Saturday recently in this non-existent winter to go hiking in Tyler State Park. This was our first visit to the park in years. Admission is just $6, and the money goes for a great cause — our state and national parks.

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The last time I heard a Catholic Mass in Latin was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Allenstown, N.H. I received my First Communion there, and later took my confirmation vows. That last Latin Mass took place in late 1964, after which an English-language liturgy was introduced to parishes in the U.S. I was 9 and had attended Latin Masses since a toddler. A few phrases have stuck with me: “Dòminus vobìscum,” and “Kyrie eleison” come to mind. The former means “The Lord be with you,” the latter, “Lord have mercy.” But that is about it.

Gary Borders

The war against squirrels has again erupted in our backyard.

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