Decisions, or Not

I was listening to my brother David describe the details of embedding pipe stem in the concrete foundation of his workshop he’s about to build. I was about to ask him what happened if he decided to go with a different method of building the wall instead of the panels he has planned. Suddenly, I […]

Magic Tricks

I’ve always been interested in magic. As a kid it was the sleight of hand sort. My mother bought me a box of magic tricks and I learned how to do most of them. I was never very good with the cards, though. It was really more interesting to me to know how the trick […]

A Close Brush With Dolly

Corpus Christi was visited by Hurricane Dolly on the 23rd of July. It seemed as if it would never become much of a threat, especially for us. Just before it came ashore, Dolly moved a little more north than expected and for 24 hours the wind howled and it poured down rain off and on. […]

What Do You See?

I’ve heard it said that you can find beauty anywhere you look. For the photographers of the world, that means there is a never-ending supply of pictures to take. Steve decided to go fishing in the bay, across the street. So I took the camera to see what I would see. The water is pretty […]

Water and Fire in the Sky

Yay! We finally got some rain here. We had puddles! The garden needed it, as did most everything. The timing was pretty good too. It didn’t rain on our parade, although it came down pretty hard earlier when we were out. So that left us with a humid, cloudy day. There wasn’t much to the […]

Blowing In The Wind

It’s been so windy here most of the time, but not when we are looking for it. By chance, we found a magic sign at the far end of park along the bay. With a lot of wind, it sounds like a flute (or maybe a recorder). So yesterday we took a walk to capture […]

Seen Any Ghosts?

Joy and I met a group up at the old Ritz Theater here in Corpus Christi in the dark of night on Saturday. It has been locked up for years, built in the ’20s/closed in the ’80s. It was left ‘as is’ with costumes, set backgrounds, and stuff still there. We went in with the […]

Veiled Freedom

Sparrows come and go as do occasional pigeons here in the welding shop. A young mockingbird may sing like all the others, but can’t learn much more from them. There’s a Mocking Bird in the rafters, sadly singing the blues She flew in but thinks she can’t get out The big doors are open that […]

Pulling The Plug On Perry Marshall

Perry Marshall, Internet Marketeer. He knows a secret and it is for sale. You will get rich quick too if you know his secret. Such intrigue! His real last name is Sink, as in a kitchen appliance. You know, the place where money goes when it goes ‘down the drain’. Now me, I know little […]

Synthetic vs. Natural Happiness

Watch this presentation. It gives some data about how our brains synthesize happiness. Watch at YouTube What Steve and I determined is that the type of happiness is irrelevant. Unless you are just a really pessimistic person, you will be fairly happy whether your circumstances warrant it or not. The key ingredient seems to be […]

Sad Surprise

We will all come to the end of life. It is inevitable and we all know it. But we live as if we don’t. As Steve put it, “Death is a sad surprise”. My mother met her end yesterday. It was a surprise in its timing, not its inevitability. I think that is the key […]

Who are you doing it for?

I had a lot of thinking time on a recent long drive from Missouri to Texas. One of the topics that held my attention for awhile had to do with motivations. I posed the question to myself: If I didn’t know anyone, what would I be doing? The object was to isolate what I am […]

How do you define fun?

I’ve been thinking that I want to be a more fun person, such that people would actually use the word fun to describe me. Sounds great, but this thought brings up other painful thoughts such as I’m not currently fun and the change is needed. Another thing that always comes up for me is the […]

Slowly Seeping In

I finally realized why I live with fear much of my life. I am a believer in the Tao, the Yen Yang. I have had such a good life to now that I am sure it will catch up with me. Yet, I ain’t tellin if you ain’t. It just keeps getting better. Shhhhhh!