Adios, until next time

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

When CBS legend Bob Schieffer announced his retirement earlier this month, he said he wouldn't have had his legendary career if it weren't for Fort Worth and the opportunities the city gave him. While I'm no Bob Schieffer, I agree with his sentiment that "I've never believed too much in the self-made man theory - I think we all get a little help."

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Welcome to Rolling Stone, where the stories are made up and the points don’t matter

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Most people have nightmares about dying or falling or clowns or whatever it is that other people are scared of. I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes wondering if I misspelled a councilman's name in a story or if I didn't add up the right budget numbers.

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Coffee with a side of forced national dialogue

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

"I'd like a tall cup of coffee, please." "Sounds, good, sir, and while we're brewing that for you, would you like to take a couple of minutes out of your day to talk about Ferguson, Mo.? Or the rights of Mexican immigrants? Or how about issuing reparations to Native Americans?"

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What’s your story?

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

We've rearranged our beats here at the Messenger, and I'm now in charge of writing about more than just city council and school board meetings and the occasional feature story.

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Supporting troops means more than watching a movie

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Jake Harris

There's a scene in "American Sniper," Clint Eastwood's film about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, where Kyle takes his young son with him to the auto shop to get his truck tuned up.

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Cult of personality quizzes

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Jake Harris

It seems 2013 was the Year of the Introvert. Psychologists, journalists and sociologists published multiple news articles and thinkpieces about the merits of introverts in the workplace, at school and at home.

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Reflect, then move forward

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Jake Harris

This year has been a whirlwind. Since last January, I have gone to Thailand, been confirmed into the Catholic Church, graduated college, traveled to Korea to watch my brother graduate high school, helped my family move to Alabama, started my first "real" job and moved to Bridgeport.

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We’ve had a messed-up week

Published Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Jake Harris

I've been having some weird dreams lately. Here's one I had last night.

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A Thanksgiving ode to West Bewick Avenue

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

There is a house on West Bewick Avenue in Fort Worth, near TCU's campus. It's not fancy - just a regular three-bedroom house with a fenced backyard.

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Oh, Canada

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

This time last year, I was in Washington, D.C. for an internship. I got to witness some interesting parts of U.S. history while I was there.

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Name your price

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Jake Harris

When I got into trouble when I was younger, my parents always made sure to make my punishment fit the crime.

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iPhones, iWatches and free music

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

Apple's been in the news a lot lately. First, it was the whole iCloud-leaked celebrity photos business, now it's the latest iPhones and the iWatch.

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It’s football time in Texas… and Tennessee, and Hawaii, and New York …

Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Jake Harris

Football season is finally in full swing, which means it's fall - no matter how hard the Texas weather may work to convince you otherwise.

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Living in the present tense

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Jake Harris

I spent last weekend visiting family in east Tennessee. Friday night was a party celebrating my TCU graduation and new job as well as my brother's high school graduation, and Sunday was my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

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