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April 6, 2016

On neighbors and beef jerky

City folk and country folk are two entirely different kinds of people. We live out in the woods, seven miles north of the small town of Huntsville, population 30,000+ depending on whether you count the college students and the criminals. This is, after all, the prison capital of Texas where we have more prison units […]

General, Just for fun, Neighborhood
April 5, 2016

Lessons Learned from Victories and Defeats

My presentation for the Gálvez Symposium dealt with Bernardo de Gálvez’ leadership and the lessons he learned from his victories and defeats. I believe the same concepts can be applied to the young men who played for the National Men’s Basketball Championship last night. What lessons can we, and they, take away from the thrilling, […]

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December 26, 2015

And the Star Wars Saga continues: A Review

If you haven’t been to see Star Wars VII yet, you might want to pull up those big-boy Depends and go.            I invited Hubby Flatbottom (early Christmas present), but he flat-out refused. He shuddered at the very thought of entering a theater with thousands of kids running up and down the aisles, interrupting his […]

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December 18, 2015

To Christmas Card or not to Christmas Card

They’re done. They’re gone. They’re outta here.  With Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and constant Texting, is it necessary to send Christmas Cards? I’ve noticed that many people have reverted to just posting a Christmas greeting on Facebook. Easier, faster, simpler and a LOT less expensive. But is it the same? I asked Sister Sara […]

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December 4, 2015

B.B. Country Mouse and the Challenge of Writing

Writing about my esteemed, revered and ‘makes-me-nuts’ mother was easy. She always provided fodder for my pen. (although I don’t think pens use fodder, that’s hay, and that’s for horses). As a matter of fact, I called her yesterday and learned she had “eaten” the juice of three grapefruits for breakfast. Nothing else. I asked […]

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March 31, 2015

Country Mouse Shopping

Had to share my country mouse experience in the big city of Houston. Terrifying! A sweet, kind friend, Mary Anthony Startz invited me to join her for an afternoon tea for the Daughter’s of the American Revolution in downtown Houston, white gloves required for the receiving line. I’ve spoken to the group before so I […]

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