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The Galveston Islamic Center will resume its weekly congregational prayer at 1:30 p.m. Fridays and will also provide a free bagged lunch (while supplies last) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at 921 Broadway in Galveston. Social distancing rules will be in place. For information, visit www.gal…

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The Galveston Islamic Center will resume its weekly congregational prayer at 1:30 p.m. today at 921 Broadway in Galveston. Social distancing rules will be in place. For information, visit www.galvestonislamiccenter.com or call 409-750-8555.

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Five years ago, I wrote about Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who changed lanes in Waller County to allow an approaching patrol car to pass. Instead of passing, the patrolman pulled her over for failure to signal a lane change.

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Every May, when trees splash green lawns with shade and wildflowers fill the air with fragrance, we celebrate one of the significant rites of passage for each generation.

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Maybe our gardens will save us during this coronavirus crisis. Most of us are going crazy trying to “shelter in place.” And even though the stay-at-home orders from all levels of government are pretty much over as of today, there’s still much to be said for tinkering in the garden.

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Some of you will remember that we adopted Buddy, a tri-color corgi, 11 years ago after he was found starving on the streets of Fort Worth. I wrote his story for my grandkids, “just the way Buddy told it to me.” I named the story “Buddy the Floppy Ear Corgi” because his left ear flopped when …

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A few nights ago, on a beautiful evening in Colorado, we opened our windows to a refreshing breeze of mountain air. We listened to the stillness, interrupted by the distinct sounds of howling.

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The U.S. Surgeon General predicted this would be the hardest and saddest week we have faced since COVID-19 reached our shores.

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A week ago, my wife and I went for a walk, keeping our 6-foot distance from others. Two children rode up on their bikes, a brother and sister ages 8 and 6. They asked us to come to their house, so we could play with them.