My Hometown Series #4 – Fireflies

Last night I was driving along County Line Road between Grand Saline and Fruitvale. As I drove through the low-lying area at the bottom of “thrill hill,” under the canopy of trees whose branches extend across the entire span of the old oil top road, and mingle with their cousins on the opposite side, and…

One of my favorite meals! (A re-blog of a re-blog)

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More New Stuff and Another Reminder

Hey, hey, hey! Guess what? I’ve published another piece for Parachute by MapQuest. You can find the link for it by clicking here…that will take you to my new web site. While you’re there, please be sure and register for email updates from my blog. Even if you currently receive them from this blog, you…

Damn You, Eleanor Roosevelt: The Torment of Living With Anxiety Disorder

There are volumes upon volumes of books and reams upon reams of reports about the symptoms and causes of Anxiety Disorder. I’m not a physician, psychiatrist, or medical researcher, so there’s nothing I can add to them. I’ve written before about my own symptoms and about what happens when the debilitating panic sets in, and…

An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age

I frequently chastise people who spend gobs of money on things that I consider stupid and pointless. For instance, the other day I got stuck watching Say Yes to the Dress at my sister’s house and absolutely nearly lost my mind when a woman spent over $30,000 on three different wedding dresses–for the same wedding. I couldn’t…