Author Archives: Texas Heat

Humor

Abraham Lincoln experienced many hardships in his life, suffering from what in his day was known as “melancholy,” but today we would call clinical depression. Despite this, the United States’ 16th President loved to laugh and tell jokes. His many … Continue reading

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Sunsets

One of the most remarkable descriptions ever written. When I first read these words. I had to catch my breath, clear my mind, and read them again and again and again. It is truly a gift to think these thoughts … Continue reading

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“Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” In March I turn 80. I’m not dealing well with that. My perspective was changing rapidly with each new ache and pain. … Continue reading

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Mistakes

SO BIG BY EDNA FERBER About mistakes, it’s funny. You’ve got to make your own; and not only that, if you try to keep people from making theirs, they get mad.” “So Big” is a novel about mistakes. When Dirk, an … Continue reading

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Space

It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous universe, this tremendous range of time and space and different kinds of animals, and all the different planets, and all these atoms with all their motions, and so on, all this … Continue reading

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Silly

Rose Franken was a Jewish American novelist and playwright celebrated for her work in the first half of the 20th century. On the whole, Franken’s writing was characterized by a playful sense of humor and unexpected plot twists. Her famous … Continue reading

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Understanding

George Orwell’s dystopian classic “1984” centers around the dangers of nationalism, censorship, and totalitarianism. But the author also deftly dissects what it means to be human. In a moment of clarity, the novel’s protagonist, Winston Smith, recognizes that all people, … Continue reading

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A look in the mirror

The unexamined life is not worth living.– Socrates

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Brevity

A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.– Thales of Miletus

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Shine – Light – Shine

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