Author Archives: John W. Howell

Top Ten Things Not to Do When Texting

    This post ran on February 13, 2017. Since folks are still texting, it may still be helpful. I hope you enjoy it. * * * The inspiration for this list came to me when I inadvertently sent a text to the wrong person. Luckily there was nothing in the text that might be […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Water features

Today is another slow one in Lakeway, so we will visit some features folks have placed in their yards. I had hoped to get photos of the water bubbling in fountains, but most are not turned on for our visit. Fountains of a certain size have been restricted due to the lack of rain. We […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Stick”

  Trouble-free coffee is the best kind. A full cup and a sip seem like heaven. It is Saturday, which means a day when the agenda is open. Sitting on the couch, savoring the sharp taste of freshly ground French Roast Arababaca beans, is the perfect setting to be interrupted by the phone. An unknown […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA -TGIF – Fri-Yay Good News

Today’s good news story comes from my favorite source, The Good News Network. Here it is unabridged. New York Cop Grabs Suicidal Passenger in First Rescue of its Kind on Staten Island Ferry By Andy Corbley May 18, 2023 It was a rescue that police said had never been done before hanging off the edge […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Investigate

“Hey, Lucy, come here quick.” “What’s going on, Little One.” “I’m not sure myself. All the porch furniture is missing.” “What the…You are right. The tables and chairs are gone.” “We haven’t had a mystery like this in a long time.” “We need to do a little investigating before raising an alarm.” “Where you going?” […]

Review of, Eternal Road: The final Stop, by John W. Howell 

Originally posted on Mark Bierman:
Happy Wednesday! Spring has sprung up in the Great North! It seems like one day we went from towering sticks to fully green flora in a blink. Our newest additions, a couple of ‘cluckers,’ named Ruby and Marshmallow are loving their new digs. Always busy greedily pecking at the yard…

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Finger Point Prompt – “Everyone”

So the drill is randomly opening a book and pointing to a page without looking. The word or words closest to the pointing finger is the prompt. Today the book is The Last Drive, opened to page 253. The word closest to the finger is “someone.” Someone by John W. Howell © 2023 “Why are […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on a Road Trip

  This post ran on February 20th, 2017. Since folks still take road trips, it might still be useful. I hope you enjoy it. * * * The inspiration for this list came with President’s Day weekend. A lot of people are on road trips, and at least maybe they will read this before heading […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Yard Decorations

Happy Mother’s Day I have to admit it is a slow week in the neighborhood. The Producer did see some unusual yard decorations, so that is what the tour is all about today. We are being catered by Ten Ten of Austin. Our entertainment is The Yardbirds. (Of course) Menu Grilled squash, black garlic, baby […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Starts with Over”

  The new coffee machine is installed, and one button push produces a perfect cup of soothing coffee bean juice. No more begging for performance. No more waiting for relief. This machine is a new generation and seems to be built without attitude. Taking a sip of the gift of the gods sets my brain […]