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Defeating darkness: Chanukah and Christmas

FORT WORTH, Texas: Christmas may define December in the minds of many. But it also hosts Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights. This year, Chanukah began at sundown on December 22nd. It would seem that Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t so. Raised as a Christian around Christians, ...

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport – Road tested

SEATTLE — Toyota’s largest family hauler, the Sequoia, is bigger and more loaded than ever. This 2019 model year continues on the legacy of what has made the Sequoia a favorite for those seeking a full-sized SUV. Tipping the scales are nearly 6,000 pounds, the 2019 Sequoia is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine which ...

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Not Forsaken: a woman’s journey

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 24, 2019: Until the McMartin Preschool case hit the media in 1983, childhood sexual abuse really wasn’t part of mainstream thought. These crimes were often swept under the rug, the victims not believed, or incidents were played down. Many of them never told. Of course, this was not always so, but ...

Commencement primer: Graduation traditions explained

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 30, 2019: It’s May, and the 2019 spring commencement season is in full swing. Those participating in the graduation ceremonies may find themselves wondering about the traditions surrounding this peculiar event. Why do graduates march in to Pomp and Circumstance? And why do candidates for graduation wear a robe and funny ...

Balderdash, Family Game, Bob Taylor

Living with ALS: Playing Balderdash, family, and “rotating the board”

CHARLOTTE, NC, December 23, 2018 — One of our many family traditions during the holidays is playing a board game after Christmas dinner. Each year we try to find a game that is new, challenging and just plain old family fun. For me personally, my favorite is still a game called “Balderdash.” Over the years ...

One year after his death, a very late eulogy for my father, Jerry Kubin

WASHINGTON. My father, Jerry Kubin (b. 09/30/27 d.10/29/17), was a son, a husband, a father and friend.  He was also World War II Navy veteran. Dad, like many boys, went out to sea to an unknown destiny at the age of 17. Though he looked no older than 14 at the time. He was not even ...

Mother’s Day: Abortion’s assault on Motherhood in 2018

At the beginning of this new millennium, the assault upon the traditional role of motherhood may lead to the eradication of the model of the traditional family as the major building block of a stable society. Eradication of the value of the family is an existential threat to any healthy society.

What wine to serve for Easter dinner

FORT WORTH, Texas: Do you know what kind of wine to serve with Easter dinner? To be sure it depends on what you’re serving. Lamb? Ham? There are several websites that are a great help. Information gleaned here is from them. To begin with, expert sommelier, André Compeyre of The Regency Bar & Grill in ...

Internet dating; sometimes you really do find genuine love

FORT WORTH, Texas February 20, 2018. — Internet dating can either lead to a dream come true or a match made in Hell. The suit brought against Match.com by Mary Kay Beckham and other dating nightmares are a testament to that. Fortunately, this is not always the case. Patrick Hansen friended Carrie Dodd on Myspace ...