The Way I See It

Podcasting to pass the time

The Way I See It

I ’ve been on the road a bit more this year and I have come to love listening to podcasts instead of the radio or music. I feel I become more engaged and it keeps me more alert while driving long stretches. For those who are not familiar with podcasts – they are free, downloadable talk shows that are available […]

Happy Dancing in Heaven



We have just begun the second month of the year and already I have lost four friends. Chad Ferguson, coowner and co-publisher of the Columbus Banner Press newspaper left our physical world on Monday after a brief bout with cancer. My early memory of Chad and his wife Bebo was at a South Texas Press Association convention. I remember thinking […]

I admit it … I’m a news nerd

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One of my first official work events with the Texas Press Association was assisting with the annual Midwinter Convention this past week. And while it wasn’t my first to attend, it was my first to be a part of TPA as an employee. Our keynote speakers for our final brunch were premier journalists Bob Schieffer and Roy Eaton. And while […]

Boasting about roasting



On my journey to eat better, I have been looking for ways to include and prepare more vegetables in a more tasty way. My kids have been roasting veggies for quite a while. I have done a few myself, but they were usually with roast beef and all of those wonderful drippings. I finally roasted some cauliflower last week and […]

Tidy times with KonSue?

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Oh my, y’all. Have you seen Marie Kondo and her KonMar organizing/ tidying up show? My daughter in-law, Emily, suggested that I watch it and I’m almost speechless. In the intro segments she says “I love mess” and even though much of her conversations are translated from Japanese, the message she conveys is absolutely the truth. We have too much. […]

Encouraging thoughts shared, needed



I run across all types of quotes, thoughts etc. shared through social media. This one first popped up on Rantings of a Beautiful Mind page and I felt the need to share it on my Facebook page and now here. After a little digging, I found the original post by the author Marisa Donnelly. It was a longer article but […]

New Year’s resolutions beckons past year’s regrets

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Ahhh … by now the presents are opened, family and friends may be on their way back home and leftovers are being consumed. After all of the activity of shopping, cooking, planning, eating, over indulging – this week conjures up resolutions for 2019. Some of my resolutions are on repeat. Eat healthier, exercise and do more things that bring me […]

Merry Christmas to all

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Christmas is less than a week away! We all have THAT friend/ relative who was done shopping weeks ago, was decorated fully the day after Thanksgiving and has all the holiday baking done and presents are wrapped and under the tree. I’ve never been that person, nor likely ever will be. While the shopping part was easily done (cutting way […]

Talent among us

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Area schools have been/will be performing their Winter/Christmas concerts this month. I had the pleasure to hear the Pleasanton High School Jazz Band once again. I missed out on the full band’s concert last week, so I am glad I made it to the jazz one. Some of the these kids I’ve known since they were babies (Robert Rutherford and […]

Christmas traditions – new and old



While decorating this past week, I started thinking about our traditions we have adopted and abandoned throughout the years. Some require certain decorations, some are food and treats and others are what we do or where we go. For me, as a child and beyond, going to my Nana and Papa’s for Christmas Eve was more fun than Christmas morning […]


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