This is a continuation of the Top Ten on a historical backdrop. On October 21st after 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with the gaslight. Top Ten Things Not to do if You were with Edison in 1879 10 If you were with Edison in […]

Each year Port Aransas celebrates its roots with an Old Town Festival. This year due to the rain the popular parade had to be canceled. Also, the sand pumpkin carving contest was postponed  Other events went on as scheduled. Here is a photo review of the goings-on. The sign points the way. The first stop […]

All aboard! Beep-beep, yeah! The party bus is here. (Click here for theme music Magic Bus!) Our first stop is in Connecticut to pick up Dan Antion, who has a handy guided tour of Atonement, TN. Dan agreed to be a relief bus driver too, since bus-driver-Lilith the calico, sometimes has to take a break […]

    It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “can.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want. If you would like to join this happy band of psychotics visit Linda’s blog and see how easy it is to do. Here is the link.  Can […]

  Another Friday and another week is in the history books. This week brought a pleasant surprise for Gwen Plano and me. The Contract was selected as a finalist in the Independent Author Network’s 2018 Book of the Year Awards. Gwen and I are very pleased since the finalist designation was in three categories: Thriller/Suspense, […]

“Hey, Twiggy I got your donut and rope thingy out. You want to play?” “I was hoping we could go outside and ruckus.” “It is cold and rainy out there.” “Yeah, I see it out the window. It looks like it might last all day.” “That’s why I wondered if you wanted to play inside.” “I suppose […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we all stood around while the anchor was boiling in the descaling solution. We learned that Louis the tech had met Sandusky ten years ago. I think we all jumped to the conclusion that Louis may know a lot about what happened back then. Let’s get […]

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

The Battle of Waterloo by Clément-Auguste Andrieux This post continues the historical tableaux for the Top Ten Lists. As always I hope you enjoy it. 10 If you are at the Battle of Waterloo, do not volunteer to carry the French Eagle battle standard. If you do, at best your application will be lost. At […]

Port Aransas held its First Annual Trash Dash yesterday. Although a brief downpour made everything wet, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants Here is a shot of the registration table. All participants got a T-shirt and a collection bag. The idea is to go out and for one hour collect trash on […]