An imperfect media

A POST ON FACEBOOK late last week was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. The post read: “I say we close down the national media for 30 days and watch 80 percent of the world’s problems go away;-).”Typically, I do not reply to such posts, but I’d had enough of the media-bashing, so I replied, “I say no.”
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Beneath us

Yessir, yessir, six bags full. Of garbage, in this case. Two frequent visitors to the Canadian River Wagon Bridge collected this fine assortment of humanity’s discards along the river banks on Memorial Day. Knowing from previous visits what they would find, they provisioned with large Hefty trash bags before heading to the local beach, and set to work cleaning up the mess. Among their findings? Used “disposable” diapers and feminine hygiene products, empty aluminum beer and soda cans, castaside clothing, and more. It’s not all that hard to make the world a better place, as Madi and Nikki did. It just takes a little thought and effort.

End is just the beginning for Texas high school seniors

IN TEXAS, WE VALUE community. And right now, community looks a lot different than what we’re used to. No large weddings or birthday parties. No band or orchestra recitals or spring plays. No Little League or youth soccer. The Summer Olympics have been delayed for at least a year, and professional sports are having to rethink their seasons, while we rethink our daily lives. The list of cancellations and postponements is nearly endless.