Author Archives: John W. Howell

Views of the Neighborhood – Holiday Market Place

Since this is the gift-giving season, I thought it would be fun to go shopping. The Emmaus Catholic Church here in Lakeway is having a market sale. To keep up our strength, we will be catered by Biscuits and Groovy in Austin. Our entertainment is ABBA. (Yes, we have a big music budget) THREE BISCUIT […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Rev

  Trying to concentrate on a paragraph revision of the revision that was just revised, it came to me that my mind was preoccupied with that chest sticking out of the turf in the backyard. Leaving the keyboard, I wandered over to the window just to check and make sure the chest was still there. […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Good News Fri Yay

Good News from Mexico. The jaguar population there increased by about 800 animals from 2010 to 2018. This is according to the latest census. The news confirms that Mexico’s national strategy to protect jaguars is working. The jaguar (Panthera onca) ranges from northern Mexico through Central America, the Amazon Basin, and northern Argentina. Before 2010 […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Back to Nature

“Where are you going?” “Just out back here. I want to check the flowers.” “Sound fun. I want to help.” “Okay, by me. I was just going to have a sniff.” “Look in this little pot. What is this?” “Hmmm. Can’t see from here. I’ll have to come over there.” “Your eyes okay? You should […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible- Kreative Kue # Kreative Kue # 337 by Keith Channing

Keith is back, and these are his 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 on Sunday (if you […]

Top Ten Things Not to Give as a Present This Year

  This list was originally posted on December 7th, 2015. Except for the fact that eighty-plus years have witnessed the holidays, all else seems relevant. I hope you enjoy it. * * * This list is inspired by watching seventy-plus Holidays come with mixed results on gifting, both giving and receiving. Top Ten Things Not […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Walk for Alzheimer’s Texas

Today we are going to Lakeway park to check out the walk for Alzheimer’s Texas. We need to get on our walking shoes. After the walk, we will be catered by The Peached Tortilla in Austin. our entertainment is Joe Cocker. Menu THAI CHOP CHOP SALAD chopped napa, fried tofu, green apple, fried shallots, thai […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Golly Gee

    I was sitting on the back porch with a cup of coffee, contemplating my next chore on the honey-do list. My thoughts immediately went to what would be a better thing to be doing instead. Golly gee, how about sailing the seven seas? Was one idea that blew through my brain like a […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri Yay Good News

As many folks take to the airways this holiday, you can bet some will get a little overwhelmed, especially the kids. For those traveling through or to Denver, the good news is there is help. More than 100 dogs (one cat) make up the Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS) at Denver International Airport. It’s the […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Happy Thanksgiving From Our House to Yours

“We are wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving, right, Twiggy?” “Uh..Oh, yeah, Right.” “Where was your head, Little one.” “On the turkey smell coming from the house.” “Does smell good.” “I’m thinking of an Olympic counter surf, Lucy.” “Try to control yourself. There will be plenty.” “Not my strongest suit.” Comments are closed since we […]