Tag Archives: Life

Our Out of Control Population

Some food for thought as Nero sits in the White House and fiddles while our borders burn. When I was born in 1943, the population of Texas was just over 7 million. When I graduated from high school in 1961 … Continue reading

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A New Direction

After much thought during this hiatus the last few weeks, I’m announcing a change of direction in my blog posts. A pretty major—and somewhat daring—change of direction. When I first started blogging, almost without exception my writer friends warned me … Continue reading

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Sabbatical

Ever just plain run out of gas? Nothing left in the tank to power the engine that cranks out your work? That’s how I feel lately. For some reason, when I reach down for an idea or inspiration, nothing seems … Continue reading

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Triumph at Last

Those who know me well know that, with the exception of my high school years, I’ve always had to fight the battle of the bulge. Two or three years ago, tired of what weighing 260 pounds did to both my … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Ages

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. — John Adams 2. If you don’t read the newspaper … Continue reading

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July Fourth

As we celebrate our independence on Saturday, we need to stop and consider what has happened to the dream of our forefathers. Where have we come from, and where are we going. As the men left the constitutional convention in … Continue reading

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Dylann Roof

On Wednesday, June 17, Dylann Roof single-handedly changed history. The immediate and obvious results of his actions were the deaths of nine people and the injuries of many more. That was a horrible tragedy, and I can’t imagine that anyone … Continue reading

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Facts You Need to Know

Since I never brag about my home state, you may not be aware that I’m a Texan, born and raised here. In case you have the misfortune of not being a Texan and wonder what makes us so proud of … Continue reading

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Critiquing Versus Brainstorming

The first two writers’ groups I belonged to were traditional critique groups. We would bring up to five pages of text from our WIP and read those pages to the group when it was our turn. We would also print … Continue reading

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Texas Floods

A quotation attributed to Mark Twain says that everyone always talks about the weather but no one ever does anything about it. Of course, the scaremongers of global warming think they can do something about it, but that’s not our … Continue reading

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