The bare trees of winter are pure beauty when the setting or rising sun frames them. Silhouetted against the fiery, stunning glory of the sun, they are woven into a frieze of lace that is stark yet intricately beautiful.
Contronyms are interesting terms that, depending on context, can have opposite or contradictory meanings. Here are some examples.
When I was young, I was fascinated by the sight of a needle going into my skin. I had an overall interest in medical procedures of all kinds and I was, and still am, a fan of TV shows that detail operations and such.
We were 14-year-old city boys who did not hunt anything more dangerous than lizards in the backyard. Once in the car, I told Mr. Phythian that we were going to catch a wolf or two and get the bounty money.
There are eight Republican candidates and five Democratic candidates in the primary election seeking their party's nominations to be a candidate in the November general election. If you were to cast your vote today for the next Texas governor, who would win your vote? (Your vote is anonymous)
I don’t often delve into political discussions because politics bores me. That doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention.
When recent flood waters from a pipe burst flooded the fourth floor county court-at-law and second floor district courtroom facilities at the Lamar County Courthouse, the wheels of justice could have come to a screeching halt.
My husband, Thomas, is gaining-access challenged. Or perhaps it should be called incomprehensible-opening? Whatever, he has a very confrontational relationship with opening packages.
A week is mostly made up. There have been five-day weeks and eight-day weeks and 10-day weeks.
One of my favorite things growing up was jumping on a trampoline. Early on in life, I discovered how invigorating and freeing bounding high in the air was.
One of the little things I do most days in the morning as I am getting ready to leave the house for the day is to consult a set of rune stones I picked up years ago at a Renaissance festival held in Waxahachie each year since 1981.
A digital cleanse can be an eye-opening experience to how much of your personal data you’ve given away to companies to sell.
While it’s fun poking fun at the bloopers of others, I would be remiss not to mention one of my own failed predictions.
I love the Christmas season. Like most people though, un-decorating isn’t as much fun as decorating. Besides, most of us decorate in stages. Taking stuff down is invariably an all at once thing.
In a new book titled “The Red Menace: How Lipstick Changed the Face of American History,” Ilise Carter recounts how lipstick started a culture war in this country 100 years ago.
I’m going to go out on a fairly sturdy limb and say all kids dream or fantasize, or maybe just think about, what they will be when they grow up. I know I did.
So, here I sit, waiting on news about people I love, waiting to hear if they are sick. If my sister develops Covid, it is likely she exposed me to it. Tis a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year.
We think we’re living in the future now, and we certainly are compared to generations past, even my own parents’ generation, but the future is still coming.
Sometimes the best Christmas present can come at an unexpected time. For me, it came the day after Dec. 25 in what I expected to be a little bit of a let down church service.
Half a century before she founded the American Red Cross, Clara Barton had her first nursing experience at age 11, when her older brother fell off a barn roof.
Recently, after what might have seemed like a bit of a dearth in interest, there have been some high-profile stories in the news dealing with issues related to the Me. Too movement.