Miracles Are Everywhere

There are numerous definitions for a miracle. Some are rather simple while others are expansive in scope. But to me, a miracle is an...
high school athletics

For The Love Of The Game

COMMENTARY—I am filled with Tiger- pride whenever I watch fellow Lincoln High School alum Chris Bosh take to a NBA court. It's especially gratifying...
angel in corduroy

Angel In Corduroy Part 1

The sun had long set over the desert city of Phoenix, as the driver dropped me off at the airport. The last three days...
fear and hopelessness

Angel In Corduroy: Part 2

The flight was called and I boarded quickly and got comfortable. Since I was first class and plagued by a limp, I was first...

From The Cool Side Of The Pillow

COMMENTARY—Historians tell us that in his later years American forefather Benjamin Franklin indicated he had trouble sleeping. In the summer, Philadelphia must have been...

Better Hurry If You Are Coming!

There is not a comparative place like Texas in July and August unless it is Libya or Saudi Arabia. Intense heat causes images to...
Father's Day

Grateful For The Things That Matter

My Dad Is Special To Me CEDAR HILL—What separates my dad, Clarence Black, from others is his sensitivity and compassion. My dad always shows me...
MOM

A Trip to Mother’s House

(Writer's Note: My mom died several years ago. To commemorate her December birthday, here is a column written while she was still living in...

Lady In The Strawberry Apron

Flying has always seemed wondrous to me. Clouds spawn and give forth their scent as they slice through the breadth of the sky. Looking...
Pigeon

Billy – The Boy Who Loved Pigeons

My teaching career was broad and expansive. The first decade was spent teaching in small districts the size of Benjamin (97 students) and as...