Clifford for the Week of Dec. 22, 201...

Clifford for the Week of Dec. 22, 2014
Well, Christmas Eve falls at an in-between day of the week this year. Wednesday is known as hump day but it puts a lot of us self-employed people in a quandary. We can close a little early on Wednesday and of course all day Thursday for Christmas Day but what about Friday? What happens with Friday? Well, I have pretty much already decided I&# [...]

Clifford Dec. 15, 2014

Clifford Dec. 15, 2014
There are a lot of locations around town that have special places in my heart. They are locations that I will never forget and places that my kids will never see because the landscape has changed. The locations are special to me in a way that only two people will really understand. One of them is me of course, but the other is the beautiful l [...]

The Book of Clifford Dec. 8

The Book of Clifford Dec. 8
As I grow older I have come to realize that my life is not too different from a lot of other folks. Of course, I have always known that but it is just becoming more and more apparent to me. I have always been one to be very thankful for my life and the good things that God has given me. Health, a good family, a good place to live and he has a [...]

America’s national debt grows to 18 t...

America’s national debt grows to 18 trillion
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune America is a nation based on giving. We Americans are an extremely generous people. In fact, president Obama himself correctly said just a few weeks ago, that the world always calls on America when there’s a crisis. He stated during the emerging Ebola epidemic that the world was not looking to China or Russ [...]

The Book of Clifford

The Book of Clifford
I had the unfortunate task one day a few years ago of going to Houston for three days of special schooling. Now I know many people think I probably need “special schooling” or that I went to “special schooling” when I was in grade school and high school, but this special schooling is supposed to make me smarter at my job duties. The idea of g [...]

This is not my uncle’s Republican Par...

This is not my uncle’s Republican Party…
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune It’s been said before that you don’t choose your politics as much as your politics choose you. It’s an interesting question. At what point in a person’s lives do they come to realize which way they lean politically? For example, if you were a teenager or young adult enduring the gas lines, [...]

Clifford Nov. 24, 2014

Clifford Nov. 24, 2014
Well, I got me a new friend. His name is Frank. I met him by way of another friend named Ronnie Taylor and his family. I think Frank leads a good clean life, or at least I hope so. One of my former friends named Leon passed away. I was thinking about him the other day and I wanted to share a heart to heart letter I wrote for him many years ag [...]

This is NOT my father’s Democrat part...

This is NOT my father’s Democrat party…
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune It’s been said before that you don’t choose your politics as much as your politics choose you. It’s an interesting question.  At what point in a person’s life do they decide which way they lean politically? I grew up in a very liberal Democrat leaning household. I was told that the Democra [...]

Clifford Nov. 10, 2014

Clifford Nov. 10, 2014
Since my childhood I have been involved in church. Whether it be as a participating member, Sunday School worker, music ministry, head janitor, repairman, meeting director or whatever, officer, head cut up, jokester, whatever was needed, I have been involved in almost everything but preaching. Some of the earliest memories I have of church wa [...]

Clifford Nov. 3, 2014

Clifford Nov. 3, 2014
A few years ago I was sitting on the back porch of the ranch house and the day was absolutely gorgeous.  It was the opening weekend of deer season and I had made my way to the ranch on Friday night with my nephew, Nathan. The air was crisp and the sky was crystal clear.  There was absolutely no wind blowing and I could hear the birds chirping [...]