Local reviews ‘Tomato Republic’
On April 9, I had the privilege and pleasure of seeing the world premiere of The Tomato Republic, a documentary movie about the 2013 Jacksonville, Texas, mayoral election. The film was entered in the Dallas Film Festival within the Texas subjects division.
Don’t do it yourself
After years of fooling with just about every do-it-yourself project imaginable, I finally came to a startling conclusion. Just about everything I can do for myself, or think I can, somebody else can do for me faster and better and cheaper as well. Starting at an early age, I tried to learn every known skill in order to become independent. The heartache and frustration resulting from such a stubborn urge knew no bounds.
When push comes to Shuve
Ever been to Shuve, Louisiana? Don’t feel like you’re by yourself. Lots of folks have never even heard of it, much less been there.
The spice of life: Some seasonings have benefits
In the 15th century, Europe was in search of the spice of life. For them, salt was not enough. They also wanted cinnamon, pepper, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. It was for spices that the Portuguese sailed around the southern tip of Africa to reach India. During this time a pound of Ginger was equal in value to one live sheep.
President’s Day celebrates leader who built country’s foundation
This month we celebrate President's Day. George Washington, who is also known as the "Father of our Country,” is one that I admire the most.
CVS tobacco decision gives hope
Just as I was starting to think money ruled the world and everything in it, a national giant makes a move that will cost them $2 billion in annual revenue.
The bra: Friend or foe?
This is a nod to Women Inventors Month; not the best-known observance on the calendar, but worthy of recognition nevertheless.
Chocolate and chilies contain vast health benefits
February is a good month to talk about chocolate. For most of us, chocolate means dessert, but it can also be an ingredient in savory dishes. For example the flavorful mole sauce from the Mexican tradition is a different way to work in some healthy dark
Hard work and shining light on dark corners
Newsrooms of today may not be like the image you have in your mind.
There are no smoke-filled rooms with fast-talking reporters and editors hovered over desks arguing over the best angle to take on a breaking story.
Thankful for chivalry of strangers
From time to time, I remember to count my blessings, those moments of sweet grace knowing that The Big Guy always keeps an eye out for me by providing when I most need help.
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