Do you know what “awe” is? I mean, well beyond a dictionary definition of the word. Have you ever been awed? I have had times in my life when awe has overcome me, and they are moments I will always remember. Such as walking into St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna with the pipe organ playing, … More Are You Awesome?
I just crossed a milestone, of sorts, this morning. I posted my ten thousandth Tweet on Twitter. This isn’t a blog to congratulate myself. Instead, it’s a moment to take stock of what all that means. Statistically, I joined Twitter in November 2008. Since that time I have attracted 26,300 followers and added 111 photos … More Ten Thousand Tweets
I have a confession to make. It’s been bothering me a long time, in fact my whole life. The reality is, I don’t tie my shoes the way everyone else does. It started off innocently enough. When I was little, my father taught me how to tie my shoes the “right” way, and I did … More The Truth About Tying Your Shoes
For those who haven’t been keeping up with my life, we are dealing with an aging cat that has congestive heart failure. After the sadness goes away, comes the medication, and the reality: how do we get pills and nasty liquid medicine down a stubborn tomcat’s mouth twice a day? The videos on YouTube make … More Tuna, Texas
I have to tell you about Booker. He’s my cat. He didn’t start off being my cat. My daughter Melissa rescued him 13 years ago on the street when he was just a scrawny worm-ridden kitten. She almost ran over him and immediately fell in love with him. She brought him home, and he immediately … More A Writer’s Cat
My wife says that I’m a very productive person. But I know the truth. I’m just as much a procrastinator as everyone else. Take, for example, my latest project. It’s been on the drawing board for at least two years, if not more. We live in Texas, which means the ground moves, and our foundation … More Getting Things Done
I haven’t been online much this week, and it’s not because I’ve been tied up in the office or in the classroom. I’ve been painting. We have this routine around here that stretches back about 19 years–when we bought our house here–that we rotate through the rooms of the house and remodel them every few … More Painting (writing?) as an Art Form