Unintended Consequences: The Exciting Sequel

Three years ago, I blogged about the theoretical consequences of the construction of a proposed 58-story office tower in downtown Midland. I was specifically concerned about the impact on the City of Midland’s logo, which features the city’s skyline, and I literally illustrated that impact by creating a tongue-in-cheek parody logo. The post garnered exactly… Continue reading Unintended Consequences: The Exciting Sequel

Car Repair Customer Service Done Right

Note: The following is an unabashed plug for a local business. If you’re a competitor, don’t take it personally. Better yet, use it as motivation. So, my truck suddenly developed a rather severe front-end shimmy (a highly technical automotive term, implying that my vehicle was demon-possessed), and I began to imagine all sorts of complicated… Continue reading Car Repair Customer Service Done Right

Local Nature

Just a few random observations from the Wide World of Nature – Midland, Texas Edition. First, the following video is noteworthy in spite of its poor quality (shot through an office window with a zoomed-in iPhone), because it shows a ladder-backed woodpecker who landed on a red yucca and began working over the blooms. These… Continue reading Local Nature

Raptor Breakfast

My favorite chair in the living room looks out onto the back yard where I get to see all sorts of interesting things (and it makes me wonder how much I haven’t seen). Such was the case this morning. As I was finishing my daily Bible reading a movement in the Mexican Elder near the… Continue reading Raptor Breakfast

Fox Times Two

Our fox continued to visit our back yard around noon for a few days after we filed this report. He (or she – I have no way of knowing for sure) would usually be snoozing in the sunshine on the back porch when we got home for lunch, and then vanish shortly after noon. But,… Continue reading Fox Times Two