Tempted to tweet? Twitter is gaining popularity

No, this isn’t an attempt at being clever by playing off of my last post. I’ve taken a certain amount of pride in regularly blogging over the past few years. I’ve slowly added new content from other social media outlets, such as my photo album. I’ve seen a flood of co-workers and friends flock to Twitter. It allows…

Baby birds are on the way

Yesterday morning, as I was on my patio, I decided my hanging fern needed a drink of water. As I was giving the plant a good soaking, I wasn’t expecting to be harassed by a little sparrow taking shelter in the fern.  This cranky bird was making some noise and kept watching me from a…

Are we losing faith in America?

The number of Christians in the U.S. has decreased by 10 percent over the last decade, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. Protestants accounted for the biggest segment of the membership drop. Roman Catholicism, the other segment of Christians, saw a shift in geographic location. The majority of the denomination’s members is now centered in the…

Opinion: Why do women love ‘The Bachelor?’

Maybe this is one of those “it’s a girl thing,” that as a guy, I will never understand. I was amazed tonight by the number of people in the newsroom gathered around the TV to watch the finale of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor.’ I’m guilty of having my own pseudo-obsession with certain shows in the past, but I…

Finding the time to eat right

Eating right is hard when you’re always on the go. Especially here in Lufkin, dozens of tasty eateries dot the major thoroughfares. I’ve decided that I haven’t been putting into my body what I know it deserves. Growing up in Louisiana, I’ve become accustomed to great food. However, just because it makes your mouth water doesn’t mean your heart won’t cringe at certain…