“Lucy. What are we doing back here in no dog’s land?” “I thought we should get out more and see new things.” “Yeah, but we never come to this part of the yard.” “You have to ask yourself why.” “No, I don’t. I know why. “Okay, want to fill me in?” “This part of the […]

The idea of a finger-point prompt is to open a book at a random place and, without looking, point to the page. The word or words closest to the pointing finger becomes the prompt. For example, today, I opened The Last Drive to page 151. The word closest to the pointing finger is “claims.” Claims […]

  As I have written on past Memorial Days, all ten things not to do on this day are the same. Do not fail to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free. I’ve closed comments and hope you have a grateful, peaceful, and thoughtful Memorial Day.

Today we are going to cruise the neighborhood looking for anything blooming. It is still a little early for the crape myrtles to be fully out, but maybe we can catch a glimpse of some early bloomers. We are being catered by Salt Lick BBQ of Driftwood, TX. Our entertainment is The Turtles. Menu So […]

  The soft whirr of beans meeting blades is followed by the olfactory stimulation that only coffee can produce before hitting the cup in a consumable form. The steady flow of the intoxicating liquid is finished with a cap of crema that only a machine with instrument DNA can produce. There it is. My route […]

  Today’s good news story comes from station KDKA, the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA. ‘Guardian angel’: Mt. Lebanon mail carrier saves disabled veteran who fell into road BY SHELLEY BORTZ – MAY 23, 2023 / 5:59 PM / CBS PITTSBURG   MT. LEBANON, Pa. (KDKA) — A local disabled veteran is calling his postal […]

“Remember two weeks ago when you thought about being a werewolf, Little One?” “Sure, I remember. I know there were a lot of comments about it from folks.” “Are you still considering that option?” “You know there are so many downsides I’ve pretty much decided not to be a werewolf.” “What are you considering now. […]

The drill is to open a book to a random page and then, without looking, point to a place on the page. The word or words nearest the pointing finger becomes the prompt. Today I opened The Last Drive to page 163, and my finger landed close to “The Beautiful One.” The Beautiful One by […]

    This post ran on February 13, 2017. Since folks are still texting, it may still be helpful. I hope you enjoy it. * * * The inspiration for this list came to me when I inadvertently sent a text to the wrong person. Luckily there was nothing in the text that might be […]

Today is another slow one in Lakeway, so we will visit some features folks have placed in their yards. I had hoped to get photos of the water bubbling in fountains, but most are not turned on for our visit. Fountains of a certain size have been restricted due to the lack of rain. We […]