Monthly Archives: April 2012

Home grown, home cooked

I was going to add “home killed” which is what Bob says when we can incorporate herbs and peppers from the garden with venison, hog, turkey, duck, or fish that he or Bobby brought home.  But that just sounds too … Continue reading

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Selling rummage

Rummage:  A confusion of miscellaneous articles. I don’t do rummage sales.  People who can find bargains at rummage sales are my heroes.  I admire them because I can’t do that.  I buy things that are totally useless and that I will never … Continue reading

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Wisdom to know the difference

I was guilty of being a chaos junky in my active alcoholism and early sobriety.  With a few years sober, I can still pick up the mantle of wacky-doo and lead a charge off the cliff and into the raging river.  … Continue reading

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For the birds

When I got to Bob’s house the other day, there was a tiny baby bird in a plastic container.  Maybe not that tiny since it looked like a midge Phorusrhacos with outsized wings and big clawy feet.  Definitely baby since … Continue reading

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Sheep herding along the Frio

I found a ghost writer, a real one.  While I was picking at threads of family history at ancestry.com, I ran across an interview done with our great uncle by marriage, Jack Patterson.  He was the brother in law of … Continue reading

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Death and taxes and ignorance

I work for an 18 month old construction company, a partnership between Max and Manuel,  2 brothers whose single mother raised them and who have worked together always.  Max’s wife is our office manager.  On a good day, Max’s nickname is … Continue reading

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No shrinkage

A few years ago, I had eaten venison possibly 2-3 times in my life.  I’ve eaten it at least 150 times in the past year.  Really.  In all forms except for weird organ parts.   Last year we bought a meat … Continue reading

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Thief in the night

I grew up in a small town where many of the residents worked in the oil field or farmed and folks drove for miles to get to an urban area.  Not on the cutting edge of danger, but fatal accidents … Continue reading

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Kind atheist

I have no idea who God really prefers.  The God of my understanding loves both the kind atheist and the hateful Christian.    That’s impossible for me to understand but it is what I believe. Poor atheist has no clue that … Continue reading

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Online defensive driving…one more reason to love the internet

I just finished my defensive driving class, taken to get my stop sign running spree deleted from my driving record.  I made it to municipal court before the court issued a warrant for my arrest.  I mention that because in … Continue reading

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