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Here’s a quick update on the status of the transition of the Fire Ant Gazette to WordPress. It’s been tedious, frustrating, and occasionally fascinating.
Anyone who questions why sitting around all day could possibly tire one out has never sat around all day with a loved one in the hospital. But I suspect that pretty much everyone reading this knows exactly what I’m talking about…and if you don’t, you will, someday. It’s like, inevitable. Emergency rooms and hospitals fascinate… Continue reading Tired and Peaceful
This is the third in a series of four posts spotlighting music from the Fort Stockton (Texas) “Pride of Pantherland” High School band. [Jump to: 1966-1967 | 1967-1968 | 1969-1970] These posts will span the school years from 1966-67 through 1969-70, corresponding to the time yours truly (and MLB) spent in the band. I’m doing this as… Continue reading Fort Stockton High School Band (1968-1969)
We arrived at the church just before 9:00 on Saturday morning, and were issued hair nets and disposable plastic aprons. We were then seated in a row of folding metal chairs, waiting to be ushered into…well, we weren’t sure. This was our first time to volunteer for a Numana “food assembly” project. We’d never heard… Continue reading Numana in Midland: 60,000 meals in one morning
Well, this is certainly not how we planned to spend New Year’s Eve. I’m sitting at the computer, hammering out one last inane post while listening to the sounds of The Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy and of Debbie making chili in the kitchen. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things – in fact,… Continue reading NYE 2014
The Happy Together Tour 2013 (hereinafter referred to as “THTT13”) bopped into Midland’s Wagner-Noël Performing Arts Center last Wednesday evening. This was one of only three stops in Texas for the show, the others being Austin (of course) and Stafford (say wha?…if you have to google Stafford to find out where it is, don’t feel… Continue reading The Happy Together 2013 Tour: An Irreverent Review
As good as you think The Mavericks sound on CD/vinyl/radio/iWhatever, in person they’re approximately infinitely better. If you have a chance to see them in concert, sell your cat, your car, or your child and buy a ticket. You won’t regret it until much, much later. Raul Malo has the physique of Jack Black and… Continue reading The Mavericks in Concert – 10 Takeaways
So I pick up a man and his wife at the airport this afternoon; we’re interviewing him for a position. They live in Alaska (which might give you an idea of how hard it is to fill jobs here). On the way out of the airport, they’re telling me about all the wildlife in the… Continue reading Reason #437 why I’m not in public relations
If you don’t listen to the Outlaw Country channel on Sirius XM*, you are likely not familiar with Elizabeth Cook, who hosts a daily program called Apron Strings**. Like most of the on-air “personalities” on that channel, she’s also a professional musician, and an intriguing one at that. I think of her as Carrie Underwood’s… Continue reading Elizabeth Cooks…musically speaking, that is