Monthly Archives: May 2011

Going viral

I’ve spent the last 4 days sick with a cold.  Not just any cold.  The Cold of Death.  The Plague of 2011.  The Portland Pandemic.  All this on a holiday week-end, too.  I’m an alcoholic and I know what it feels … Continue reading

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Freer isn’t just a person who frees

  Things that go thu-bump in the night One of the perks of my job is that I get to travel.  My travel doesn’t take me out of the state or the country.  In fact, if I travel much further … Continue reading

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The problem with inconsistency

I never do the same thing the same way two times in a row.  Well, maybe twice but NEVER three times in a row.  I shared about this at a meeting last night and one of the women there said … Continue reading

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Salad gardens

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard   There’s something about being able to grow your own produce.   We planted our tomatoes in an Earth Box that MA and Gerald gave me a few … Continue reading

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I-beam, U-beam, we all scream for…(I-beam?)

When the place where I worked shut down last October, I started doing freelance construction PM/estimating.  It puts an edge on my life that I don’t particularly enjoy, but it pays the bills and keeps the cats and dogs in kibble. … Continue reading

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Waking to no apocalypse

Raptured? I really didn’t give the world ending on May 21, 2011 much credence.  As the furor built and more was reported in the news, it became evident that lots of people really put their faith in the world ending … Continue reading

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Great gifts!

I never really know what I want or need.  I am one of those people who jump around like a preschooler needing a restroom when someone asks for volunteers.  “Pickme, pickme, pickme!!!!”  And then I wonder what I was thinking … Continue reading

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What’s the point?

How many millions of $’s (17 in 2008) did we spend in Texas for abstinence only education?  And our state led the nation in non-virgin teens (53%)?  I am not sure that the folks we send to Austin are in any … Continue reading

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Maybe the obit obsession, like arthritis or cataracts, is an inevitable condition of old age.  When I was a little kid, I watched my grandma read the obituaries in the San Antonio Light.  It was the first section of the … Continue reading

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I am an artist

I’ve always loved sketching, but from early days, I’ve felt I wasn’t good enough to call myself an artist.  “Oh, I just sketch these dumb little things.  Really.  Anyone could do this.” And judging myself against Michelangelo or Van Gogh … Continue reading

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