Waiting for the roar

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” - Steve Martin   It started when I lost my Ray Bans. I was working a table at the “School is Cool” event at Harvey Convention Center … and I must have set them down as I broke down the table to go home. I guess someone else thought my sunglasses…

What Are You Reading?

“The Texas Revolution couldn’t possibly have happened, yet happen it did. There never will be another Alamo, so futilely tragic, apparently; or another San Jacinto, so triumphant and important, apparently.” Dr. Samuel El Asbury, Texas A&M By DAVE BERRY dvberry@tylerpaper.com I don’t generally yield

Wrenches and Wrenched Muscles

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” - Sam Ewing   The project at first didn’t seem too daunting. Just swap our two exercise machines. For several good reasons, we need to switch out the treadmill in the

Our First Wheels

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” - Leslie Montagu   There is something special about your first car, isn’t there? Last week, I wrote about my first set of wheels - a 1962 Corvair Monza coupe bought with $525 of my own

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Waiting for the roar

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” - Steve Martin It started when I lost my Ray Bans.…

02 September 2015 [05:52 AM]
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What Are You Reading?

“The Texas Revolution couldn’t possibly have happened, yet happen it did. There never will be another Alamo, so futilely tragic, apparently; or…

26 August 2015 [05:09 AM]
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Wrenches and Wrenched Muscles

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up…

19 August 2015 [06:00 AM]
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Our First Wheels

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”…

12 August 2015 [05:49 AM]
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Unsafe at Any Speed

“Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.” Thomas Gray “Unsafe at any speed.”…

04 August 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Discovery Close to Home

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” A.A. Milne Let’s…

28 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
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Fewer Half-Read Books

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain…

21 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
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Focal Point: Merle and Clyde Earl

“The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put out a melody that you can whistle.…

15 July 2015 [01:39 PM]
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Proceed to the Route

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” — Bob Black Her name was Bridgette.…

07 July 2015 [10:55 PM]
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Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman We had been on the road all day,…

30 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
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Talking with Madrones

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” — Roger Miller I talk to madrone trees. I don’t…

23 June 2015 [11:01 PM]
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A Mother's Wit and Wisdom

“When I was young, I learned very early on that I could make my mother laugh. And that was one of the…

16 June 2015 [10:03 PM]
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Where the Buffalo Roamed

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back; they’re called memories. Some take us forward; they’re called dreams.” — Jeremy…

09 June 2015 [11:03 PM]
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Chased by the Storm

“… and please don’t tell me I can’t do it. I’ll simply smile and thank you for your comments if you do.”…

02 June 2015 [11:08 PM]
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A week of perfect days

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” — Joseph…

26 May 2015 [10:27 PM]
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No ordinary hero

Nearly every veteran arriving by bus at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., hopes to see one familiar face. Most…

19 May 2015 [10:22 PM]
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Treasures from the Buick

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway…

12 May 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Good friends and rainy nights

When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we’ll see No I won’t…

05 May 2015 [10:14 PM]
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Making peace with Vietnam

Saturday, I spoke to a great group of Vietnam veterans during the Vietnam 40 Years Later Commemoration at the American…

28 April 2015 [11:00 PM]
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Just off the wire

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou I’ll…

22 April 2015 [12:04 AM]
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It was just a library card

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold,…

14 April 2015 [10:21 PM]
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Walking among giants

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and…

07 April 2015 [11:18 PM]
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Make a left at Chama

“I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.”…

31 March 2015 [11:11 PM]
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Moving ahead without a map

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” — John…

24 March 2015 [10:01 PM]
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Catching up on the mail

“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is…

17 March 2015 [10:28 PM]
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Riffel’s rules to live by

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau Occasionally I just have to share…

10 March 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Whistle a happy tune

“Till I waltz again with you, let no other hold your charms. If my dreams would all come true, you’ll be waiting…

03 March 2015 [11:32 PM]
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