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The Galveston County Daily News: Columns

July 26, 2016


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Being a Sun reporter was never dull

So the memories of the Sun, which I discussed last week, keep cropping up as former readers ring in.

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Monday 07/25/2016
Are we really different?
Posted: July 25, 2016

We humans are made up of several parts. Cells come together and make tissues. Tissues come together and become organs. Organs come together into organ systems and organ systems come together into a total human being. If that sounds complicated, I can assure you it is. And, as with any complicated process, things break.

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The Republican Convention; a recap
Posted: July 25, 2016

Last week, Republicans meet in Cleveland, Ohio, to conduct business, ratify a platform and formally nominate their candidate for the United States Presidency. Describing the atmosphere, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, remarked, “I will tell you going down on the floor yesterday, it was a very different Republican party than I have seen in prior conventions. It was much more of a country club type atmosphere in prior Republican conventions… This is much more of working class, white collar rather blue collar workers.” On Tuesday, they formally nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence for President and Vice-President.

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Judge Neves' comments were out of line
Posted: July 25, 2016

I was riding in a police car as a young prosecutor. Lights were flashing. Sirens on. Adrenalin pumping including mine. It was exhilarating, scary, and dangerous.

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Saturday 07/23/2016
Love of family our most valuable asset
Posted: July 23, 2016

As much as time passes, it remains the same.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Troubling times ahead for Turkey and the U.S.
Posted: July 22, 2016

The bridge over the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey has been on TV this past week. Connecting Europe with Asia, this strait is a fitting symbol of Turkey, attempting to link the Middle East with the West, the past with the future and democracy with security.

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Safety starts with prevention
Posted: July 22, 2016

Years ago, the original inhabitants of this part of the world held periodic gatherings that included athletic competitions that highlighted skills needed to survive and thrive. These were opportunities to share information and new ideas, forge and maintain social connections and renew commitment to a way of life. As open-water lifeguards we continued that tradition.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Tourism is a win-win for residents and visitors
Posted: July 19, 2016

This time of year, I need to remind myself to take the one-way streets as often as I can and to avoid the grocery store on the weekends. Living in a tourist town can be tough during peak season.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Patients sometimes just have to have patience
Posted: July 18, 2016

Things have changed a lot since Norman Rockwell painted the ideal physician for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

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Lots of local folks remember the Texas City Sun
Posted: July 18, 2016

It happens all the time. Somebody brings up the subject of the Texas City Sun.

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