A[nother] Reason to Blog

Like any self-respecting blogger, I spend some time (OK…a lot; there, are you satisfied?) poring over visitor logs and being amazed at the variety of ways people stumble across the Gazette. As you might expect, a bunch of folks come by way of search engines, and their search terms are all over the map. For… Continue reading A[nother] Reason to Blog

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Ombrophobic Canine

Today was the fourth consecutive rainy day in Midland. I know that doesn’t sound like much to some of you, but this is the desert, folks, and we’re more accustomed to measuring rainfall in terms of consecutive minutes rather than days. If you talk to any real west Texan, they’ll be ambivalent about a situation… Continue reading Ombrophobic Canine

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Silence in the Darkness

Our pastor’s sermon this morning was on the somewhat unusual topic of silence. The focal verse was the first part of Psalm 46:10, which directs us to “Be still and know that I am God…” and is one of a number of references throughout Scripture regarding the necessity of being silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7 probably being… Continue reading Silence in the Darkness

Work Like a Dog

I was walking through our neighborhood this morning, trekking back home after dropping the car at the shop to have the alternator checked out, and as I passed in front of a large home the front door opened and a yellow Labrador retriever came bounding onto the circle drive. He zeroed in on the plastic-wrapped… Continue reading Work Like a Dog

Things I Like

There’s a meme going around which is a kind of variation on the “100 Things About Me” list that is found on some blogs. I’ve had a hard(er) time (than usual) focusing on a post with any meaningful content, especially on a lazy holiday, so I figured…what the hey? These lists tend to appeal to… Continue reading Things I Like

Wildlife in West Texas

I don’t think I’ve yet shared with you some photos from a camping trip to Fort Davis, Texas. I had almost forgotten about them, as they are about six years old, but they came to mind for some reason over the weekend and I tracked them down. We were staying in my parents’ trailer at… Continue reading Wildlife in West Texas

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Did you see any ID?

A man claiming to be President George W. Bush signed into law today a tough new bill designed to fight the growing problem of identity theft.

Three Decades and a Year

“She walks in beauty, like the nightOf cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that’s best of dark and brightMeet in her aspect and her eyes:Thus mellow’d to that tender lightWhich heaven to gaudy day denies.One shade the more, one ray the less,Had half impair’d the nameless graceWhich waves in every raven tress,Or softly lightens o’er… Continue reading Three Decades and a Year

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A Tale of Two Abbyes

I think I may have mentioned previously that our little dog is easily spooked. Well, that’s putting it mildly. If the wind is blowing more than 10 mph, she will not go outside unless coerced, for fear that a rogue leaf will blow her direction, causing untold devastation. Just today at lunch, I witnessed another… Continue reading A Tale of Two Abbyes

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