Author Archives: John W. Howell

Top Ten Things Not to Do on the Mormon Exodus to Utah in 1846

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. February 10th marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. The year was 1846, and the first Mormons began the long trek led by Brigham Young. If you have the […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Adopt-A-Beach Clean up Day

Yesterday was a statewide Adopt-A-Beach Winter Clean up day sponsored by the Texas Land Office. Here in Port Aransas, the temperature was 40 degrees with an 18 mile an hour wind. Felt more like 34 degrees and spitting rain to boot. There were some brave souls who turned out to pick up litter and small […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “LY”

  Amazingly, it is Stream of Consciousness Saturday and this weeks prompt is “ly.” Yup. You read it right, “ly.” Linda Hill says to use an adverb as a prompt. There are bonus points for beginning and ending the post with an adverb. You now understand why I began the post with “amazingly.” If you […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  It is Friday again and looks like the country is in for another Polar Vortex. Man those things are nasty. I’m often asked how our weather fares when it gets so cold up North. Although we generally don’t get below 35 degrees, we do feel the temperatures at that level. The good part is […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and UPS

“So what are you looking at, Twiggy?” “I’m keeping an eye out for the UPS guy.” “Oh, Boss Twiggy is on the UPS kick again.” “Can’t you take her mind off it?” “You know how stubborn bulldogs are. I’ll try.” “You could always take her outside.” “So Twiggy would it help to know the guy came […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we were stunned to witness Cortez’s office call and make an appointment for a visit by none other than Cortez. It is close to three so let’s get over to Larry’s office. This should be interesting.   “Yes hello. He’s here? Okay give me one […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #205 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 the Founding of Facebook in 2004

    This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. On this day in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his Harvard dormitory room. If you were there or if you intend to time travel there are things that you should not do. Here is a list that will […]

Views of the Neighborhood – The Eight Wonders of Port Aransas

Of all the treasures in Port Aransas, the Museum has selected eight which have been labeled The Eight Wonders of Port Aransas. I thought it would be fun to take a look at what the museum considers the eight wonders. Number one is the Lighthouse. Construction started in 1854, and the first light went on […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Affirm”

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is, “affirm.” Linda Hill is not offering bonus points this week but does advise us to have fun. So with that in mind if you would like to join this merry band who like nothing more than having fun, visit Linda’s blog to […]