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
We're inundated by foreigners here. Not the ones from other countries (although they may as well be). These ones are moving here from out of state, usually blue ones. How do I know? Their strange ways and license plates. Mostly the license plates, and the cars (which I'll get to in a bit). When I … Continue reading Damn Foreigners….
King of the Hill is a funny show. Even more so if you live in Texas. I swear I've met every type of character portrayed in the show in real life. I had a boss at one time that was eerily similar to Hank Hill. He once lectured me on lawns and grass for an … Continue reading The simple pleasures