Author Archives: John W. Howell

Top Ten Things Not to Do at The Introduction of the First IBM Personal Computer in 1981

  Today marks the anniversary of the introduction of the first personal computer by IBM in 1981. If you want to return to that time, take this list with you. It may save a mistake or even a tear in the time continuum. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Introduction of the First […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Gaucho Winery

This is the second post as a result of a day spent with my daughters. We visited two winery locations. This is the second winery visited. El Gaucho Winery in Texas is a social location in Texas for wines made from grapes grown in Mendoza Argentina. The Texas location is meant to feature the Argentian […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Where”

  Where in the world does Linda Hill find these prompts? It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and this weeks prompt is “where.” There is a little more to it, so I’ll let Linda explain. Linda’s words. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Start your post with the word “where” and […]

Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

Another Friday (YAY). This week has been pretty standard around here. It seems odd not to have workers or furniture disrupting the day. Well, we are certainly glad for that situation. The weather here in Austin has been in the 100’s all week. We are told by the local weather forecaster that it is going […]

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Linda Bradley, John W. Howell and Gwen Plano and Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the second of the author updates this week with recent reviews from authors on the shelves. The first author to have received recent reviews, is Linda Bradley for Maggie’s Way – Montana Bound Series Book 1 About Maggie’s Way Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from…

Thursday – A Little Personal – Bath and Vet

“So where are you taking her?” “Just here in the bathtub, Lucy.” “Lucy. Call the ASPCA. I think this is cruelty.” “Hang in there Little One. It’s just a bath.” “You should see this stuff in the bathtub.” “it’s shampoo to make your white hair bright.” “Lucy it was horrible in there.” “Did you get […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we found out that Christine has some information to share. What confused most of us is why she is willing to share the information. I guess when we recovered from the fact that Christine was still alive and was rather cavalier about her meeting with […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Finger Point Prompt – Bothered

Keith Channing is still getting settled in the UK after his move from France. He does not yet have broadband, so his Kreative Kue feature is again paused. Today’s finger point prompt comes from that best selling book, Circumstances of Childhood by that internationally known author, John W. Howell. The idea is to open a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on the First Income Tax Day in 1861

  Since today is the anniversary of the establishment of the first income tax in 1861, I thought it would be fun to travel back there and take in the atmosphere of what had to have been an eventful time. The income tax was established to pay for the Civil War. Of course, there are […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Spicewood Winery

A lovely way to spend a Sunday. My two daughters and I visited two wineries. The first is named Spicewood. I’ll show you the second next week. Here is a blurb from the website. Since 1992 Spicewood Vineyards has been producing distinguished Texas Hill Country wines that are known for their timeless appeal and exceptional […]