Last week, I was on vacation. When the company I worked for was assimilated, I had tons of vacation. When they finally moved us over, we were allowed to roll our vacation. It'll be the last time that happens. This is a use-it-or-lose-it company. So with the new year, I got 20 days, and they … Continue reading A glimpse of the struggle
When does someone have Agency? When is someone responsible for their actions? When is someone held accountible? This week a number of Texas democrats fled to DC to evade their responsibilities and lobby for a patently unconstitutional bill. What I'm wondering is; Who's paying for this? Who's paying for the chartered jets? You see, the … Continue reading When Does Adulting Start?
Over 20 years ago, when we lived in Virginia, gardening was easy. I'd helped my Dad with his garden for years. I grew up with overflowing fresh produce. There would be so many tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers we'd pickle. He'd make salsa. It's tough to eat store bought greenhouse tomatoes when you've had them off … Continue reading At long last…
Man oh Man, it's been rainy here like Seattle. https://youtu.be/gm0ZWbMhWrE I saw her sing this live long ago. Weird chick. Cool voice. Cool stage presence. I'm a nut about songs that resonate with me. I go to Ultimate-guitar.com and learn how to play them. This one is fun to play. "What a cold and a … Continue reading Like the Weather
My old hometown had a spot of bother over the weekend. Seems BLM was marching on behalf of some dude that died in Collin County Jail back in March. Timing is sure off, considering how long it's been and that the real protest - the honest one, happened back then at the municipal center where … Continue reading What? In Plano?
How about no driving? or can't drive worth a damn? Eric Peters has a great article on "Defensive Driving". But it's really about the lost art of driving properly. This hit a nerve with me, since I spent the lions share of my career travelling around. I've driven 20K-30K miles in some years. I was … Continue reading Defensive Driving?
This week Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, removed the mask mandates and restrictions for restaurants and whatnot. And in no time flat the usual suspects started with their arm flapping and garment rending. You can read it here courtesy of gunfreezone.com, because I'm too lazy to insert the original stuff and can't be bothered. … Continue reading Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Read the post. Read.The.Post. An overloaded Persimmon Tree It's all I ask. How hard can it be? We have a persimmon tree in our yard that is overflowing to the point of breaking with fruit.What're persimmons? They are a soft fruit that goes from almost ripe to over-ripe in two seconds, turns into a gushy … Continue reading No Good Deed
People these days can't drive. When I first moved down to DFW, one of the things I first noticed is that people knew how to drive. Or at least new better than the denizens of the DC area from which I came. I learned very quickly that if I dawdled in the left hand lane, … Continue reading Nice Move…
Lord and Master of my life, Take from me the spirit of laziness, discouragement, lust of power, and idle talk. Instead grant to me, your servant, the spirit of purity, humility, patience, and love. My Lord and King, grant me the grace to be aware of my own sins and refrain from judging others; for … Continue reading St. Ephrem the Syrian