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7:45am

Fri December 19, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: My days as a real estate inspector were luckily short-lived

I often get emails from the Texas Real Estate Inspectors Association offering various continuing education courses at convenient locations. They serve as a reminder of my ill-fated attempt to change careers in late middle age, when it looked like this newspaper gig wasn’t panning out anymore.

Two-and-a-half years ago, I was unemployed and loath to move from Longview, since my wife had a good job as a professor and our daughter was happy in school. We bought a lovely house, and I set about figuring out how to make a living.

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7:45am

Thu December 18, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for December 18, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his joy over a recent trip to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. 


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7:45am

Tue December 16, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Think twice before tossing ephemera

Next time you open up your wallet or reach inside of your purse, chances are you’ll come into contact with bits and pieces of things that make up who you are. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why these remnants of life matter.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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7:46am

Fri December 12, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: 'Tis the season for glorious walks in the Piney Woods (if someone else rakes them)

Sam the Dog and I walked in the early morning darkness the other day after a blue Norther blew through. I was bundled up against the wind, Sam tugging against the leash, enjoying the drop in temperatures. Leaves skittered across the pavement, which made a naturally skittish dog occasionally flinch. Even after more than two years of affection and living the good life, Sam still bears psychic scars. He was clearly mistreated before my wife found him lying up the hill in the street two years ago, with matted smelly fur and a look of resignation in his eyes. He had given up.

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7:45am

Thu December 11, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for December 11, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is here once again, and this morning he lends a little support to women feeling comfortable in their own skin. 

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