Author Archives: John W. Howell

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  It has been 93 years since Martin Luther King Jr was born. Today we celebrate his birth, although the actual day was January 15th. Today’s Top Ten is a focus on just one thing not to do. Do not hate your neighbor and take a lesson from Dr. King’s non-violent approach to change. I […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Snow People from The Blizzard of 2021

Yes, we had a blizzard here in Austin. We all managed to survive long enough to clean out the grocery and liquor stores. What was left in the wake of the devastation were several snow people. So what better thing to do than to climb on the bus and go gawk at them. Yay. We […]

Andrew Joyce Has A Limited Offer You Can’t Refuse – #Free Audio Book – Redemption

  Winner of the 2013 Editors’ Choice Award for Best Western Three men come together in the town of Redemption Colorado, each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife’s death, Tom […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “First Thing”

  First thing this morning, I ran into Linda Hill. She had something wrapped in old newspapers. “Is that fish,” I said. “Fish? You better hope not. This is your prompt for this week.” “Oh, my goodness. Why is it wrapped in newspaper.” “Cause I ran out of birthday wrap.” “It’s not my birthday.” “Just […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  It is Friday Twiggy, and I think we are all glad. Seems like this was a longer week than usual. Thoughts on the week. I am part of the 1B group (Over sixty-five with an underlying medical problem) eligible for the Covid vaccine. That would be good news, with the exception that there is […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy’s First Snow

Here s a shot of the front yard on Sunday as the snow begins to stick. We never get snow, so this was a big occasion. “Lucy. What is that white stuff starting to form up on the yard.” “I saw this once at the Coast in 08, Little One. It’s snow. I’ll go down […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day time again, and last week, we learned there is a mole in the group feeding information to Cortez’s team. Just who and how it was done are questions that need answers. I see Pricilla is starting to eliminate those who she suspects are clean. Let’s go and listen to […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #294 by Keith Channing

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 is […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Gusher Oil Well Hit in Beaumont Texas in 1901

  This week marks the 120th anniversary of a big oil strike at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas. Since this is the dawn of the oil industry, which grew to be the first Trillion dollar industry, we need to see this. We better take a list of the things not to do so we don’t […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Trash Day

Since it is a slow day here in Lakeway, I decided we would look at some of the locals’ recycling habits. This will be a short trip so we will want to spend a lot of time eating and drinking. I think most of you are familiar with the tour bus. First impressions can be […]