Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chaos

As I was driving down the freeway today, I saw typical Houston summer thunderstorms darkening the sky.  I saw a low flying private jet as it attempted to climb out of the Sugar Land airport and navigate around the severe … Continue reading

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Better Road Texting

Ok, here’s my thing.  Every day, I see driver’s texting and selecting songs from their iPods in busy traffic.  They come out of their lanes, they drop below the speed limit, they aren’t paying full attention to the road.  It’s … Continue reading

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My Uncle Ben

Uncle Ben used to wear a big straw hat with the turned up edges and loose ends flapping in the breeze.  Not like the one in this funny picture, but one like Old Mister Green Jeans wore on Captain Kangaroo. … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna Die

Yesterday, I was going through some archived pictures on my computer that I’d taken back around 2002 with an old, low resolution camera – which, back then, most of them were low resolution.  Still, they captured a wonderful trip that … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Do That!

Perhaps the worst thing that my ears will ever hear is someone telling me, “You can’t do that.” Whether they mean that I am not able to do that, or whether they mean that I shouldn’t do that, either way, it … Continue reading

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Staying on a Budget

Why is it that as soon as I determine to stay on a budget, all kinds of things pop up to try to make me come off of that budget? I’ve got a weakness for spending money on two things … Continue reading

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Writer’s Meet-up

I went to my first writer’s meet-up this week.  Since I’m working on a book, I figured I better get as much help as I could.  I didn’t know what to expect. Exposing yourself to something like an writer’s group … Continue reading

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Fun Weekend

I had such a fun weekend! Patty and I were house sitting a friend’s home.  It’s a custom built dream house with all the quality touches. And all I had to do was take care of the cats and keep … Continue reading

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You Made A Grown Man Cry

Garth Stein!  You made a grown man cry. Patty and I just finished reading The Art of Racing in the Rain, the book by Garth Stein. The bastard made Patty and me both cry. It’s not a tragic story at … Continue reading

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Tasting the Rain

I got caught in a cloudburst  yesterday on the Harley.  I could have stopped to put on rain gear, but I didn’t.  The temperature had to be almost 100 degrees and the thought of rain wasn’t a worry.  In fact, … Continue reading

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