Jim McMillen's Blog

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Growing up in West Texas in the 40s and 50s, I was familiar with nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus), the shell-covered nocturnal creatures from prehistoric times. They weren’t in great numbers back then, having migrated from South Te...

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Novelists write best when they use locales that are familiar to them. I’m no exception. I use settings in Indiana, Florida, and Oklahoma, having lived in parts of those states. However, my main settings are in West Texas where I spent the first...

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Observing New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to save youth and others from obesity reminds me of the late cartoonist Al Capp’s Fearless Fosdick character. With good intentions, both Bloomberg and Fosdick desire to sav...

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Recently, the Abilene Reporter-News’  website (www.reporternews.com) ran a story about the Tower Drive-In Theatre in tiny Rule, Texas. The owner needs to raise $39,000 to purchase a used digital projector or close down the theater. Li...

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Stan Musial was among the greatest baseball players to ever put on a uniform, and as I learned in a golf game with him, he was, most of all, a truly nice man. During the 1940s and 50s, if you lived in Texas, the St. Louis Cardinals was the team to ...

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