“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”.

“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”

 

That was one of the sentences I used to practice typing. Since November 8, in my imagination, the quick brown fox quickly slaughters a few of the denizens of the henhouse, frightens some sheep and eventually skulks away back into the forest once the farmer, awakened from his slumbers, recalls the dog – who was not lazy, really, just sound asleep, and had run away to Canada after the fox stole his lunch together with his “guardian …

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Once more into the breach

In Texas, early voting starts on October 24. As an election worker, I will be seated next to my Republican counterparts. I already know most of them, we get along well, as they are generally charming people. I have a feeling that most of the people I work with will not be voting for Trump, but of course we never talk politics when working elections — it would be not just bad form, but against the law.

I do not want to implicate my Republican coworkers …

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Words, Actions and Truth Matter

#WordsMatter
The killing of two black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota by police followed by the killing of 5 Dallas police officers led to endless words on social media. The words of Mayor Rawlings and Dallas’ elected officials, Police Chief Brown, police officials and leaders of various protest groups were respectful and healing as they told stories about the officer’s lives and praised them for their dedication. Interfaith religious leaders spoke and prayed at the various prayer vigils in Dallas urging unity and …

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VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION

REGISTER TO VOTE – VERIFY YOUR PHOTO ID

YOU NEED TO BE REGISTERED IN ROCKWALL COUNTY

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS OCT 10, 2016
Rockwall County Elections – 972-204-6200

Moved To A Different Home In Rockwall County?
–Update your Voter Registration

Have Not Voted In Several Years?
–Call the Elections Office. Ask if you are on the list of Registered Voters

Think you Registered when you got your Drivers License?
–Call Elections Office. Ask if your information has been received.

Don’t have your Voter Registration Card?
–Call the Elections Office …

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Rockwall’s “bathroom” ordinance defeated.

In our little corner of Texas, wildflowers are bloomin’, Texans are sneezin’, and cities are (occasionally) misbehavin’.

Mayor Jim Pruitt, in response to a policy instituted by Target, proposed an ordinance, similar to that in North Carolina, that would have made it a punishable offense ($500 fine) to use a bathroom that did not correspond to the gender indicated on one’s birth certificate.

I do not think that Mayor Pruitt is necessarily a bigot. He is a capable mayor. He may have felt genuine concern for his …

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Bombast in an age of resentment.

The word bombast — now used for inflated rhetoric — once defined cotton padding sewn or inserted into clothing to make the wearer’s size look more impressive. King Henry VIII of England was a fan, and so were those who wanted to boost their image and could afford to. To my mind, Trump is the poster boy for bombast. Everything about him invites caricature, be it his orange tan, his girth, his improbable combover. He struts onto the stage with exaggerated confidence, he talks about …

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