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Into the Wind

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Well, 92 turned out to be the wind speed, not the air temp. OK, not quite, but we did have strong west-southwest winds yesterday. I should know; I took my first bike ride of the season, some of it uphill and into the wind. Which I don’t mind – if it comes at the first […]

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92 Degrees

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Weatherman says 92 today. Excuse me, but didn’t we have snow flurries only a week ago? I like the way my friend Rochelle put it the other day (when the snow reappeared for the umpteenth time this year). She told  her FB friends she thinks Mother Nature is bipolar. Actually, I think it’s the Texas […]

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Play

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Talked with my friend Ray last night about taking a long bike trip in April. The conversation made me remember that, for much of my adult life, I stopped playing. I think I forgot how. Anyway, when I was in my 40s, I spent a whole afternoon jotting down all the fun things I wanted […]

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How Hard Can It Be?

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“How hard can it be?” Whenever I hear the question, I think of the summer of 2004 when I told my friends why I was going to rent a car for our trip to Oxford, England. Yes, I knew they drive on the left, not the right, side of the road. But I would counter […]

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Davy Crockett

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Davy Crockett died last week. Well, not exactly. Fes Parker, who played Davy in the 1950s feature films, died. He was 85. Davy was my first hero – not only because of the ’50s shows, but because of a popular youth biography (remember those orange covered books), and, of course, there was John Wayne’s The […]

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Unfriended

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Got unfriended on FB yesterday. Ouch. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time, but it’s the first I’ve noticed. Since I’m closing in on 400 friends, I’ve been watching the total. Two days ago, it was 390; Yesterday, 389. Someone out there doesn’t like me. :(( In nearly a year on FB, I’ve only unfriended […]

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My 200th Blog Entry

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Since beginning in September of  last year, today is my 200th blog entry. And what started as a ploy to promote my novelette has taken on a life of its own. Which seems to be a pattern with my writing. I get an idea for a topic; my brain explains the subject to my fingers; […]

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A Stop Doing List

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Pat Hickman, the President of Happy State Bank, recently attended a conference where he heard Jim Collins. Collins, known mostly for his best selling book Good to Great is a business management teacher and researcher, who started out at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and now researches, consults and writes full-time from his home […]

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And That’s All I Have to Say about That

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OK, I promised myself I wouldn’t get political in this blog so this is all I’m going to say about the healthcare issue: “If we have  hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied” (I Corinthians 15:19). Translation: this world is not all there is; it is […]

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Hope Deferred: Part Two

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First, if you haven’t yet, you need to read the FB posts on yesterday’s topic. You guys had perceptive and helpful things to say. Thanks. I did learn from you. That said; here are my thoughts: From the perspective of 60 plus years of living, I can say that some of my frustrated hopes actually […]