A journal allows a child to write about events and privately reflect upon them.

“Victory or death.” This phrase was penned in a letter by Texas Forces Commander William Barret Travis during the siege of the Alamo by Mexican forces. It is through this historic letter that we get a sense of what took place behind the walls of the Alamo.

University of Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma running back T.J. Pledger and quarter-back Tanner Mordecai say they plan to transfer. Both made their announcements on social media. Mordecai said he already has entered he transfer portal. Pledger said he has decided to enter.

Jay (Hi Ho) DeSilver

I really don’t have anything against the Big 10 and their member schools. If you have been following along through the pandemic with me, I have kept up a running dialog on the mess that this conference has become.

A white-crowned sparrow perches on a tree branch. Note the white and black crown, along with the orange beak. The similar in appearance white-throated sparrow has a grayish-colored beak. I took this photo in early spring, so this bird was foraging on freshly sprouted leaves.

This week, I’m back to writing about sparrows. And I’ll write about sparrows next week, too. The reason being is that this week’s sparrow, the white-crowned, is very similar to next week’s — the white-throated. Seeing a white-crowned sparrow is always a joy when they visit a bird feeder.

A newborn sleeps in his carseat without a care.

As an incredibly anxious and overly excited new parent, the first thing on my mind was making memories with my little pod. The first item on my list: Christmas. I became a mom on Dec. 2, and I was determined to make that first Christmas picture-perfect.

PPP deductibility must be fixed now

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which funneled money to workers through small businesses.

The heavens de- clare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. — Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

Most middle-class Americans work or attend school indoors, watch TV indoors and sleep indoors. Except for walking to and from our cars, some people can go days without stepping outside. To make things worse, cold weather is coming, and it can get frightfully chilly past November.