Author Archives: John W. Howell

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First American Motor Car Race in 1895

  This week is the 125th anniversary of the first automobile race in the US. The race took place in Chicago and was a 50 mile round trip between Chicago and Evanston. We should go and at least witness the finish. Don’t forget to take a list of things not to do to protect the […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Corvette and Mustang Show

As the headline says, there is a Corvette and Mustang show here in Lakeway. We need to load the bus and then disembark at the display space when we get there. We will be setting up a buffet for your pleasure. Today we are serving cracked stone crab claws, fresh asparagus, fingerling roasted potatoes, station […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Last Thing I Put in the Fridge

    It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and Here is Linda Hill with this week’s prompt. She is carrying a big bag, so I’m guessing she has some whopper of a prompt. “Hi, Linda.Looks like a big prompt.” “Xray eyes?” “No, it’s just that it’s a big parcel.” “Your Friday prompt for […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  It is Friday and hopefully, you are as glad as Twiggy. We can now look forward to a couple of days to recharge. At least that’s what I do. Not too much going on this week. We have increasing cases of Rona (I believe I know her well enough to call her by her […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy and Courage

“Lucy it’s Thursday. What should we do today?” “You know the Boss takes photos on Thursday. I guess we should stand by.” “I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do is chase that ball. it hasn’t been washed in ages.” “I hear you, Little One. Hey, come here there is something at the fence.” […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

    It is Wednesday Story Day, and last week, we learned the plan to have American agents pick up Carolyn from the French and take her back to. The US in a private airplane. The question came up about the identity of the driver who was taking Carolyn to Paris. Pricilla asked her contact […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #289.

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 […]

Today I’m Being Interviewed by Victoria Ray

I am so pleased to be guesting with Victora Ray for an interview. She gave me some challenging questions, which caused some deep thinking. Victoria is the author of some pretty cool books which are winning awards left and right. Give her a visit and check them out. Here is the link Author Interview – […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Debut of the First Stock Ticker in 1867

    This week marks the 153rd anniversary of the debut of the first stock ticker in 1867. The ticker was invented by Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to deliver stock prices on a thin strip of paper. Whether you care about stocks or not, we have to visit New York and take […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Preparation for Trail of Lights

Here we are getting close to the holidays. In Lakeway, there is a tradition called The Trail of Lights. This year Rona is not stopping the event. There will be distancing rules, but the trail will go on as usual. The lights go live in November. 20th. I thought it would be fun to go […]