I meant to write a short post, laughing at one of the senior moments I've been having lately, but I figured I'd plug something great while I build up what set me up for this moment. I found Duluth Trading when I was looking to score some dude stuff to add to the son and … Continue reading Don’t Grow Old…
We had announcements from ERCOT that it would be best if we turned up our thermostats. Energy crunch a-comin'. ERCOT is that poorly named 'reliability' council for electric power here in Texas. This winter we had a freeze and electric power was anything but reliable. To put it bluntly, they mismanaged the grid so bad … Continue reading Geez, they’re at it again
I was surfing on Amazon the other day and hit a documentary on Gordon Lightfoot. Wow. Words fail. When I hear songs and lyrics, and learn what they were about and why they were written, they stick. And this dude has many over a very long career. Boss Man Boss Man what do ya sayI … Continue reading Wow. Who knew?
I had a bit of an incident with the sunroom. It's under construction, so there's a door missing, and the sides leading to the roof aren't finished. No biggie really, unless it rains like hell here. Which it did. And I realized that I'm going to have to deal with drainage, and the dumb thing … Continue reading Get a Shop Vac
I like to joke that there are two lines you'll hear in Texas when talking about something. "You gotta get you one of those" and "Them are good". It's funny because I've had the lowliest worker say that, as well as my double - masters degreed boss when I first arrived. "You gotta get you … Continue reading You gotta get you one..
We have a gnarled mess of a tree in our front yard. It has to be cut down. I'd like to cry. Why? Because it's one of 3-4 huge trees that shade my house lowering my electric bill in the summer like no one's business. But it's rotted. And if it tumbles, it'll smash my … Continue reading Ooh…a project!
I'm listening to iTunes as I update things, drink wine, and relax. It's Friday for Chrissakes. Up pops Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, first movement. My daughter has a masters in music. Clarinet to be specific. I've heard her play all three movements dozens of times. She's made it her piece. I'm bubbling... It's not … Continue reading Bubbling…
I'll say up front that this is one of the best books I've read in the last year. It's the story of a man coming to redemption and discerning who he is and what God wants him to do with his life. I'm glad I bought the paper version for reasons you'll see below. I first … Continue reading American Pilgrim
https://youtu.be/Fo--H_yx2vg I used to play at the youth mass at our parish for years. This was, by far, one of my favorites to play. I can still hear the rumble of my son playing my Jazz Bass, my guitar - one of my best creations, a Tele with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and Ghost system, … Continue reading 10,000 Reasons..
Last week or so, my Japanese Maple sprouted. Nice to see that the arctic blast that hit here in February didn't appear to hurt it whatsoever, unlike my Olive trees. Then again, I looked at the Olives and the main trunks don't appear freeze dried. I scratched them and noticed green, so they may recover … Continue reading All is Not Lost