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The Way I See It

A fter enjoying almost 17 years of writing my weekly thoughts, promoting our communities, praising folks, honoring people, poking fun at myself and occasionally ranting, I am bidding you all goodbye. This week’s column will be my last. After leaving the Pleasanton Express August 2018 to embark on my new career at Texas Press Association, Noel Wilkerson Holmes asked me […]

Christmas time calls for reflection

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Each year around this time causes me and others to reflect. The last 12 months we may contemplate what has transpired with our loved ones, our lives and our jobs. Perhaps traditions will have to change this year due to loss of family members through natural or forced causes. This year, Christmas will be different for me once again – […]

Check this out

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Traveling and working around our great state, I’m pleased to report that there are some great public facilities – namely public libraries. While I didn’t use our local ones very much while living in Pleasanton, I have used several this past year when our WiFi was spotty. It warms my heart to see young parents come through the doors with […]

Making friends, sharing the love

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Every now and then I’m reminded that certain people are put in your life for a reason. Some for good reasons, bad reasons and some for reasons to learn. There may be times when a complete stranger makes your day or better yet, they become friends because of a happenstance meeting at a festival or simply because you shared eye-rolls […]

‘You’re gonna miss me …’

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Most community newspapers are surviving, but it isn’t easy. I hear about struggles on a monthly, if not weekly basis. I would like to share a letter to the editor Commerce City Mayor Wyman Williams wrote upon hearing the Commerce Journal would cease their print version. Letter to the Editor | I am saddened … at the recent Commerce Journal […]

Thanksgiving and New Orleans 2.0

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As another Thanksgiving is upon us all, do we truly count our blessings on all that has happened the past 365 days? Granted, there may be some days that we questioned what was going on, but surely there are days that made us feel thankful, right? What a whirlwind of a year since last Thanksgiving it has been for me! […]

Trust me, it’s art

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I ’m finally getting around to hanging up artwork after my move this past summer. I know. It takes me a while to decide where they should go. As we’ve unpackedº most everything else and added or decide to donate or throw away, these paintings and photographs are the last to find a home on our walls. While unpacking them, […]

Letting go frees up space … everywhere

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The last few months I have learned to let go of a lot. Not only physical items – blending two households that were FULL houses – but also mentally and internally. On the physical part, I think I have thrown away/shredded a ton of papers. Why did I keep grocery receipts from 2010-2017? They were all neatly organized in plastic […]

A veteran’s WWII day

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Going through the last boxes after my move this summer, I once again found the bin of letters my dad wrote to my Nana and Papa while he was serving in the Army’s Blackhawk Division during World War II, in both the European and Pacific Theaters. Each time I unearth them, I try to read a few of the 250+ […]

Happy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

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Tomorrow is Halloween and this celebration brings back such great memories. My kids were great at costume ideas and I was the one that tried to make them come to life. Not once did they ever complain what/ how I sewed/pieced together. But then, they were pretty laid back offspring. I miss those days, but I try to still dress […]


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