Commentary

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." RONALD REAGAN.

2 CENTS WORTH

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Good morning to all of my friends that visit with me every Monday morning, it's kind of chilly in Aspermont, Texas, this morning my backyard temperature registered 41 degrees that's cold to this old girl!!!!!!! Winter is coming I know Mom always said, "Carol you've got to have winter before you can have spring, I used to love winter but no more, and I know she is in heaven laughing down at me, because when she said, "It's cold in this house, I'd say , "Oh!Mom it's all in your head it's not that cold, so now I am paying for it now!!!!!!

Faces & Places

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“It is a woman’s duty to look the world in the face with a go-to-hell look in the eyes, to have an ideal; to speak and act in defiance of convention.” ~Margaret Sanger, Woman Rebel Margaret could charm the dew off the roses with her innocent schoolgirl look. Men were mesmerized by her, which made them ripe for the picking.

Peace and Tranquility

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Author’s note: I penned this essay in October 2018. As I was scanning through my archives, I found it particularly fitting and appropriate for the circumstances of 2020 and as a follow-up on my recent discussions of mental health.

THE ORIGIN OF TECH’S “GUNS UP” GESTURE

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You start out with a closed fist. Then stick out your forefinger and raise your thumb. All of a sudden your hand looks like a cocked pistol. That’s Texas Tech’s “Guns Up” gesture that students use at sporting events and in greeting each other. Next year, 2021, will mark the 50th year of “Guns Up.”

CHECK YOUR MIRRORS

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As I have written about in previous columns, the five Sullivan siblings are pretty tight. We have shared tastes in music, movies, reading, history, art, and sports (excluding Shane, although I did convert him to PGA golf after the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay). But it is Sabrina, the youngest at 54, who decided years ago to shake up the wide world of sports in our family.

Old Glory News

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN; BE CAREFUL AND STAY SAFE !! Oh Gee, we get the wind from the South one day and then it blows from the North the next. We need to pray for rain.