The fickle finger
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I’ve experienced several “firsts” recently.
Until a couple of weeks ago, I’d never attended a live musical. Clumsy one-act high school plays don’t count. A production of “Ghost” at Bass Hall in Fort Worth was far more enjoyable than I expected, thanks to outstanding special effects and a female lead actress from Wisconsin with a beautiful voice.… Read the rest
Last year I wrote a column about how much I loved my rental minivan while my SUV was in the shop.
Ever since then, I’ve caught myself daydreaming about it when I struggle to get Fisher’s car seat secured in place. Or when I’ve needed to open the back doors and put Finley in when someone has parked too close to me.… Read the rest
When you grow up in 1940s-1950s Texas in a rural area or small town, chances are rodeo will be one of your favorite sports.
Since my father started out as a rancher and then was a buyer for a meat packing plant the rest of his life, rodeo was part of our lives. Up until my early teens, I regularly rode horses.… Read the rest
It’s March, which means that pretty soon people will start annoying the heck out of us with questions such as, “Hot enough for ya?”
Texas summers being what they are, we can probably count on being sweaty and miserable for, oh, six months or so.
But armpit sweat stains aren’t the only dangers we in Hood County will be facing this summer.… Read the rest
Order out of chaos
A recent edition of the Hood County News headlined interviews between representative Jim Keffer and his challenger, Cullen Crisp. Other than a class action lawsuit against the BRA which will probably not take place I would like to offer the following recommendations.
I would release enough water from upstream to fill Lake Granbury to capacity. This would involve lowering Possum Kingdom by only 4 to 5 feet as their lake is a deeper one and has a capacity of almost three times that of Granbury.… Read the rest
It’s easy to see how Facebook has changed the way we interact with our family and acquaintances, and it has even changed our definition of “friend.”
But what is less obvious and rarely written about are the psychological benefits to those people posting status updates and the people reading those status updates.
I’m not talking about the ones that say, “I just ran my first 5K!” Which, by the way, is a great accomplishment, and their Facebook friends make them feel good when people comment on their status or “like” it.… Read the rest
I don’t want to overreact or be unkind, but the article on “Healthy Living – it’s not for me!” bordered on bad advice.
I think it was an attempt to be humorous and answer the over- the-top resolutions that come at us in the new year. The facts of the case are that in America we are being overcome with obesity, and it is growing, rapidly … and … being overweight is overwhelming our health care systems until they can hardly keep up.… Read the rest
One might assume I’m a tad bit lazy if they heard me complain.
However, I don’t think of myself as a slacker because I’ve been working practically all my life. From the age of 6 my parents assigned chores for me and my siblings. If they weren’t done, our allowance wasn’t given. I continued working as a youth at various jobs and through a career until retirement.… Read the rest