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Aggie Spirit mirrors Holy Spirit: Remember the 12

by Melanie Nicholas Each year around Thanksgiving, I take time to remember the 12 young men and women that died in the tragic Bonfire collapse of 1999. I had been living in College Station for two years, working in communications for Texas A&M University. Those years has been, well, strange. Up until that time, I felt like a foreigner. Because if you don’t grow up an Aggie, there’s a lot you just don’t understand when you arrive in Aggieland. “From...

Son reminds me how we can live as Easter people

Easter blessings! This is one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the outfits and the candy. Easter is one of my favorite stories. Like all good stories, it is filled with beauty and mystery. There is pain, sacrifice, death. Our hero is triumphant. But above all, to me, Easter is a perfect love story. One of my favorite Easter memories involves my son Parker. He was about 3 when he heard the crucifixion story at his pre-school....

A case of mistaken identity reminds me to shine

          by Melanie Nicholas I was working late a few nights ago when I received a strange Facebook message. The message read, “What the hell just happened? I can’t believe it.” I puzzled over this for a few minutes. The message came on my public Facebook page, the one that I use for work. The sender was a person I did not know. Which in and of itself is not unusual since that page is you...