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Author: Lou Ellen Brown

GOP Primary: Putting Things in Perspective

Retired teacher Lou Ellen Brown tries to put a little perspective into the GOP presidential primary.

It’s “What-If” Day!

Along with 'Throw Back Thursday' and other designated days of the week, retired teacher Lou Ellen Brown proposes What-if Day.

Never Give Up: A Teacher’s Motto

Retired teacher Lou Ellen Brown says the teacher's motto is: Never Give Up.

Retired Teacher Responds to Michelle Obama’s Complaints

Retired teacher Lou Ellen Brown says Michelle Obama should recheck her privileges because she has no idea know what it really means to 'struggle.'

Reflecting on Benghazi: Never Forget!

Retired teacher Lou Ellen Brown reflects on the days following the Benghazi attack and why we must never forget.

Who Says It’s Time For A Woman President?

Who says it is time for a woman President of the United States of America? Women, it seems, are leading the pack, snarling and sneering.  Those once labeled ‘the weaker sex’ have...

Can America Survive Obama’s Wrecking Machine?

It has come to my attention that our nation has fallen into the hands of an administration that is hellbent on destroying the America that existed before 2008. Seemingly, in a state of national...

A Meeting of the Minds With Wells, Huxley, Verne & Bradbury, Pt. 3

Another period of time has come and gone and in the viewing center there is an extra chair, off to the side for sufficient room to accommodate the expected guest. The entire scenario is unique...

I Don’t Know You But I Owe You: A Tribute to Our Military

I saw you again today, and I rolled down the side window to ask to shake your hand. You were nice, though puzzled, and you extended your hand. I said that I just wanted to say thanks, and you...

Strange Houses I Have Lived In

It recently occurred to me that I have spent my life living in strange houses. Well, if not strange, at best a bit extraordinary. My memory of this fact of life just leapt out at me when I was...

Politics Then and Now

Two days before Thanksgiving, I had my 77th birthday. It was a surprise to me as I did not feel old, at least not the way my mother appeared to my mind’s eye when she was 79, the year she...

Old Folks Anthem: 76 Bad Bones (sung to the tune of ’76 Trombones’)

By Lou Ellen Brown 76 bad bones make me walk this way 76 bad bones make me cry. I just go on and on With a whimper and a moan As I try to stagger through the day! 76 bad bones take my breath away...

A Christian Warning from the Past

To begin with such a clearly incendiary title may be just the beginning needed to send the unbelievers screaming from the website and to the nearest unChristian therapy center. So be it, as this...

Part 2: A Meeting of the Minds with Huxley, Wells, Verne, and Orwell

It is that day again, the meeting of the minds. Today, Huxley, Wells, Verne and Orwell have a visitor. Gabriel, the archangel in charge of such comings and goings, stood waiting to admit Ray...

A Meeting of the Minds With Huxley, Wells, Verne & Orwell, Part 1

Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and George Orwell are gathered in their eternal resting place, and are settling in for their daily roundtable concerning the state of the world as they see...

From the 1800’s to Today: Two Generations of Texas Teachers

In the olden days, teachers were considered among the chosen, and they were respected and treated with honor.  For a variety of reasons, the life of a teacher was deserving of every bit of...

I Want My America Back!

Thinking is hard, sometimes, when the thoughts are sad, and the way things are seems to grow worse with every attempt to fix one more thing. The Fixer in Chief has finally stepped out of his...

“Don’t Make Me Come Over There!”

What does it mean when those words, ‘Don’t make me come over there’ ring in your memory, in a harsh tone of voice? For some folks, it paralyzes the hearer in place and the hair...
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