Dear Editor, Ahh, Sundays ... languid days of leisure and relaxation. I value and enjoy a day set aside for worship and time off work. America's tradition of taking it easy on Sunday originates, of course, in our Protestant roots. “For six days your work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the Lord,” Moses … [Read more...] about On being born gay, the Bible and our country’s evolving views on both
Dear Editor, On December 31, 2018, the President of the United States signed what could possibly be the most important Alzheimer’s legislation to date – the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. This legislation will refocus Alzheimer’s disease from an “old person’s disease” to what it truly is – a public health crisis. The Houston … [Read more...] about Olson champions fight against Alzheimer’s disease
Because the current method of funding public education is overly dependent on local property taxes, the 85th Texas Legislature established the Texas Commission on Public School Finance to find ways to fix it. The Commission, chaired by former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister, recently released its final report. A few of the recommendations included are: • $100 … [Read more...] about School finance reform – who needs it?
On Sept. 21, 1897, The (New York) Sun received the following letter and made the following reply. In keeping the tradition of the holiday, we present it here for your enjoyment: Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it’s so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia … [Read more...] about Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Dear Editor, I am completely in agreement with you about the location of reburying the forgotten slaves. They can be remembered better at the Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery. I have been by that location a number of times and am impressed. I am 92 years young and still wonder why we Christians did not realize many years ago that all souls are equal in God’s eyes whether black, … [Read more...] about Forgotten slaves should be buried in prison cemetery