Tag Archives: Life

Maybe It’s Not a Character Defect

We humans don’t like to expose our warts to others. We avoid talking about our body odor or halitosis. We want our friends and acquaintances to think we’re perfect—as if they didn’t already know better. Kelly Roberts, a writer friend … Continue reading

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College Football Playoffs

The initial College Football Playoff rankings came out this week, and despite the fact that Baylor is the #2 team in the nation and TCU the #5, they were dropped by this august committee to #6 and #8, respectively. Maybe … Continue reading

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Good-bye to an Old Friend

Sunday, my wife Sharon and I said good-bye to an old friend. No, no one died. It was a restaurant we’ve enjoyed from time to time through the years. I don’t suppose you could call us regulars, because it’s so … Continue reading

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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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