John's columns - 2013

Looking forward to another year of publishing following a great 2013 - 12/30/2013

No lotto win for me; no new car for my readers - 12/23/2013

Christmas gifts you may want to skip - 12/17/2013

Childhood memories of a candle-lit Christmas - 12/10/2013

Deck the halls with unusual Christmas season stories, falalalala, lala, lala - 12/03/2013

Things you may not have known about Thanksgiving - 11/26/2013

Feral felines find a helping hand - 11/19/2013

Reward clerks who have to listen to holiday music by buying locally - 11/12/2013

Pick a seat to survive WWII - 11/05/2013

Where are my glasses? - 10/29/2013

Weird is on the menu worldwide at restaurants that want to stand out among the rest - 10/22/2013

Problems in Washington D.C. create all kinds of problems for this editor - 10/15/2013

For 47%, honesty is still the best policy - 10/08/2013

What’s wrong with old stuff? - 10/01/2013

Cooler weather is welcomed - 09/24/2013

Why some people should not get a pet - 09/17/2013

Where are the worst drivers, traffic jams? - 09/10/2013

You know you’ve been around a while, when... - 09/03/2013

A young reporter set out to cover the storm and found little Stormy - 08/27/2013

How I got to fly a Soviet-built, jet helicopter - 08/20/2013

Caught in the retail gas war crossfire - 08/13/2013

The Beach: After hearing all the bad things that could be, have a good time - 08/06/2013

The mall sans people: My depressing visit to the Mall of the Mainland in Texas City

McAfee and I are splitting up, but it’s hard - 07/23/2013

Edward Snowden’s great travel adventure - 07/16/2013

Bulletin secret - 07/09/2013

I have rambled on for 19 years - and don’t intend to stop now - 07/02/2013

How to have fun at a baseball game when the home team is lousy - 06/25/2013

Political columns, lights out and youth basketball - 06/18/2013

That look... - 06/11/2013

Summer danger - 06/04/2013

Hurricane season upon us again - 05/28/2013

Gimme swelter - 05/21/2013

Walking to the polls and down memory lane - 05/14/2013

Waving without all of his fingers - 5/07/2013

The end of the world is near ... sort of - 04/23/2013

Printing press vs. the Internet - 04/16/2013

Self-employment’s guilty pleasures can be frustrating - 04/02/2013

Winter weather has its advantages along Gulf Coast- 03/26/2013

My world as defined by television - 03/19/2013

‘Hey, coach!’ - 03/12/2013

Health care in the U.S. and Mexico’s Seguro Popular - 03/05/2013

The movies - 02/26/2013

Weird technology - 02/19/2013

Traffic jams and I don’t mix - 02/12/2013

Reading and writing are fun(ner) when looking for column ideas - 02/05/2013

Drinking problem and dentistry - 01/29/2013

Working at ‘home’ has its (dis)advantages - 01/22/2013

My paper route - 01/15/2013

We are sick - 01/08/2013