Monthly Archives: June 2013

Central Texas Road Trip

For my wife’s birthday, we had planned to drive to Abilene and stay the night in a Best Western motel, using our free room voucher that was to expire June 30.  We’d have dinner at Perini Ranch, a steakhouse in … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Stuff…

This morning I awoke at 6:05 a.m., a much more civil hour than yesterday.  Two cups of coffee later, I’ve read a number of posts on Facebook, viewed a bit of email (most of which was junk), and wandered into … Continue reading

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Insomnia, Eating, and Friends

It’s four o’clock on a Friday morning and I’m up for the day, it seems.  That’s not a bad thing, just a tad taxing in that it contributes to my occasional sleep deficit.  I think it’s sending my body a … Continue reading

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Cloudy Clarity

The moments of absolute clarity, those instances in which the veil of confusion lifts and the realities of the world reveal themselves, are precious.  Precious is synonymous with rare, isn’t it?  Well, yes it is.  And those moments of pristine … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

Oh, about my last post.  Never mind.  House isn’t on the market yet.  Won’t be until we are ready for it to be.  That may be a month or two.  Or three. In the interim, please send money.  Lots of … Continue reading

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Good Day

So, Tuesday the real estate photographer comes to visit.  And we sign the papers to engage the real estate agent.  And we continue to prepare…to get the house ready…to sell. The idea is that the agent will not put the … Continue reading

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Sell Now or No?

One of the real estate agents we talked to recently is telling us we really need to get our house on the market before the “pre-school-year-buying-frenzy” ends sometime around mid-July.  And he says the market has heated up considerably in … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Flavor Experience

On the one hand I find it appalling that, in a country that already consumes too much meat  we would import “exotic” meats simply to satisfy our culinary curiosity, but on the other I am nothing if not deeply curious. … Continue reading

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Pausing Regret

There is no room for regret in one’s life.  Choices, whether conscious or not, and their outcomes create that vessel we call our life.  Those choices, and the things thrust upon us, fill the vessel with memories.  The memories may … Continue reading

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Helpful Happiness

A sentence I read in an online article triggered some questions. Actually the entire article provoked a good bit of thought about the human condition. The specific sentence that prompted me to write this post is this: “There is a good deal of research showing … Continue reading

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BBQ Bridge

My intent was to get a picture of the Jeep at the lower left in this photo, but the gravitational pull of the bridge was such that I could not keep the camera pointed at the Jeep. The bridge in … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

I lied.  There, I said it.  I prevaricate.  I fabricated a tale and spoke it as if it were truth.  But it was an unintentional lie.  I had planned for it to be true.  Really.  I didn’t mean to lie. … Continue reading

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A Gallon of Gold, Dripping with Impatience

The sheetrock guys have done what I’ve asked them to do, and then some, so now the walls and ceilings are ready for paint.  The last time I bought paint for these walls, the color did not match.  Maybe it … Continue reading

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Beer Journey

I have enjoyed beer for all of my adult life…and for some of my not-yet-adult life.  But for many of those years, my enjoyment of beer was limited to what I now consider pretty dull and lifeless stuff…mostly light domestic … Continue reading

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