Courteous, Respectful, Friendly, Efficient…

Those four words will not sell newspapers or command our attention on the ten o’clock news. Now, throw rude, angry, or strip search into the headline or the news-at-ten teaser, and the collective eyes and ears of the world are tuned in. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Hug & A Howdy

The high school class reunion I attended this past weekend was wonderful far and above what I thought it could be. I saw many folks I hadn’t laid eyes on in 45 years, and in most cases had no idea who they were until they told me. I quickly developed the strategy of sidling over to someone I knew could identify everyone and asking who a person was before I approached them. Brilliant! Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Kidding Me !?!?!?

Talk about feeling blessed; my little incident at the Phoenix airport this morning left me with grin on my old mug that refuses to go away.

I’d arrived early enough so that there was no rush to get to the gate, and

They're Real!

They’re Real!

so was feeling pretty good about the way things were starting out. As some of you may know, I had quite an interesting time getting to Phoenix from College Station, but that’s another story. Read the rest of this entry »

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But… I’m Good At It!

I’ve been terrorizing Barry, telling him how he’s pretty much famous world wide, due to my blog, so here’s a repeat of my favorite. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cannonball!

I know every guy reading this–well almost every guy–was once this 6-9 year-old boy overlooking the world from the high diving board at the town pool. I can promise you, I did not write this poem using second-hand information. I post it again today for all my high school chums here at the reunion. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Okay! I’m Awake Now!

Gonna try it again! Couldn’t get out of College Station yesterday, due to the thunderstorms—mainly those in Dallas—so I’ll try again today. It appears the weather will be more cooperative today. Class reunion, here I come! … I think. In the meantime, here’s another story from those days of yesteryear: Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s Talk About Ducks

I’m headed to Phoenix this morning for a class reunion, so let’s talk about ducks… and heat indexes.

If it looks like a duck... :)

If it looks like a duck… :)

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