Speak Freely

August 30th, 2016

I use Twitter everyday… for sports updates. Text links to friends and family often. Post rarely. Forward sometimes. Like occasionally. It’s a great source to bring people closer together… and, unfortunately, drive us farther apart. Some folks choose to hide behind anonymity and act unlike they ever would in public. Sure there are those…

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Favorite Things (56)

August 28th, 2016

Morning walks with Kathy Our children as caring adults Helping clients be successful College Football Texas – the state and the university Lush green lawns and beautiful trees Writing Cereal Broadway musicals Christmas Ft. Worth Golf (even watching it on TV) Sunsets Brothers, Sister, Nieces and Nephews Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band…

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Generation Passing

July 27th, 2016

Part II of II Tom paid cash for everything, including their dream home. Except each May he would return to that same Riverside State Bank and take out a loan to purchase window unit air conditioner inventory. During a couple summer breaks from college, I hung out in the store, and early my first…

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Tradin’ Tom

July 26th, 2016

Part I of II Painted on the side of the corner building where my father’s furniture and appliance store sat for 37 years was this slogan: ‘Will Trade for Anything.’ Proving that statement true, when I was four, he returned to our nearby house one night pulling a trailer with two horses inside. Seems…

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Holding Pattern

June 30th, 2016

When we moved to Houston, we chose cable for our television service. Just short of eight years later we switched to satellite… and frequently endured the dreaded ‘lost signal’ disruption during torrential downpours. Over the next nine years, our monthly bill continually drifted upward… topping $135 recently – without any premium channels. (Yes, I…

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