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
Christmas is not about the gifts. Well, not entirely. But it is at least a little bit about the gifts, and I know you’re anxious to see how yours truly made out in that regard. Short answer: awesomely. To wit… Gaudy Skull My mother gave me this Mexican ceramic cow skull and it’s muy fabuloso.… Continue reading Christmas Bounty
This is the first of what I hope will be a series of posts about events during the life of my Dad, who passed away in early November. The year was 1955. I was three years old and my brother was about six months old, and our parents were in Chicago, a long way from… Continue reading Dad: A Major Award
My dad passed away a couple of weeks ago, following a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. I want to post a few things about his life to honor his memory, but for those who didn’t know him, I’ll start with his obituary. I drafted it, and if you’ve never written an obit for a loved one,… Continue reading In Memory of My Dad
Never drive past Comic-Con if you’re in a hurry to be somewhere else. Or unless you like watching alien girls with green skin wearing tin foil bikinis. I think everyone falls into one of those categories. That structure that looks like a giant juicer? It’s a giant juicer. No, just kidding. It’s the new San… Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
I was going to post something this evening but came to my senses.
…or, “How Do You People Actually Do This?!” So, a little more than two weeks ago I left the ranks of the self-unemployed freelancers and rejoined the corporate rat race (or drone drama; take your pick), and I’m gradually beginning to feel like I didn’t make The Worst Decision Evah. Yeah, it’s been a fairly… Continue reading Reflections on Two Weeks of Employment…
Lots to get caught up on, as I notice that it’s been almost a week since I’ve blathered about on this here blog-like thing. I’ve been making mental notes for the past several days about things to write about, but now that I’m sitting here staring at the monitor, I either can’t remember them, or… Continue reading Where were we?
The Midland Reporter Telegram reports that funding for new highway projects in West Texas will be non-existent for the next three years, and that per capita transportation spending for our region ranks next to last (only the Wichita Falls region ranks lower). And adding insult to injury, most of the post offices on the list… Continue reading No Love For West Texas, State or Federal