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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

October 3rd, 2013

Dentonites and the city of Philanthropy

By LONN TAYLOR

My friend Mike Cochran of Denton is an avocational historian, which means that he does a lot of good historical research and does not get paid for it. Cochran is also a civic gadfly who once served two terms on the Denton city council, a landlord, a boat …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

October 3rd, 2013

Is this the end of the time-space continuum?

 By JIM GORDON

Hamlet: What news?

Rosencrantz: None, my lord, but that the world’s grown honest.

Hamlet: Then is doomsday near.

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act II, Scene II

First, in America, a man — a homeless man, in fact — turns in $42,000 in traveler’s checks and cash he …

golliver – budget plan

golliver – budget plan

October 3rd, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

October 3rd, 2013

I chuckle every time I drive by the Prada Marfa installation. It makes delightfully humorous comment on the strange juxtapositions of old-line rural and big-city art communities that characterize Marfa. That it isn’t even in Marfa is part of the joke. From the beginning, it has been described as an artistic statement. The artists obviously …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 26th, 2013

The time-honored Texas tradition of shucking

By LONN TAYLOR

On a recent visit to Bill Hubbard’s ranch south of Marfa I met Hubbard’s brother-in-law, Johnny Simpson, a retired professor of medieval literature and a native Texan. He asked me what I had done before I moved to Fort Davis, and I told him I had been a …

dick decent – obamacare

dick decent – obamacare

September 26th, 2013

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

September 26th, 2013

A-Rod is no Iron Horse

By JIM GORDON

Breaking a record that stood for 75 years — Lou Gehrig’s 23 career grand slams — is a feat that for many athletes could be defining.

Not for Alex Rodriguez, who hit his 24th slam Friday.

Not for an admitted liar and admitted steroid user fighting baseball’s record 211-game suspension for …

golliver – another mass shooting

golliver – another mass shooting

September 26th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

September 26th, 2013

Dear George Covington, last week’s column is one of your best, in my humble opinion. Tongue in cheek seriousness! And, I so agree with you. I’ve worked as a librarian, and a couple of years or so ago, a friend sent an e-mail about the coming demise of libraries, which I can’t imagine would ever actually happen. Nevertheless, my imagination …

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