This week on December 3rd marks the 28th anniversary of the first text message sent in 1992. A test engineer for Sema Group sent the world’s first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote “Merry Christmas” on […]

Last week was part I of the Trail of Lights, an annual event in Lakeway. This is the second part and conclusion. A gingerbread house. Some pine trees and Mrs. Clause on a rocker. Raindeer and another view of the tree. A North Pole condo. Some skaters and a pond of lights. A light tunnel […]

First, a note about this week. My sister is visiting from Michigan, so this holiday is extraordinary. I intend to spend as much time with her as possible, so I will be on a blog break until Sunday, December 1st. Please excuse me if I don’t reply or comment on your posts in a timely […]

George Washington proclaimed November 25th as a day of Thanksgiving in honor of the new constitution. This day has been used to eventually set Thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November. Although the first Thanksgiving might have been held with the pilgrims and native Americans much earlier, it was George who really established the date. […]

Each year the city of Lakeway sets up a trail of lights around city hall. This weekend was the opening of the display, which runs until January 2, 2020. There was a band, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Smores and more. As you can imagine, there are a ton of photos since the event is enormous. […]

  Yes, it is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is going to take some explanation. I think I’ll let Linda Hill explain. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product […]

  Another Friday has finally graced us with its presence. I think most of us are glad to see it here. I can imagine a nightclub bouncer would not be too thrilled with Friday, but for the rest of us, it means the eve of freedom. It means the beginning of the end of the […]

Well, the temperature has definitely improved.  High is to be 79 degrees. Time to play outside. “Come on Twiggy, let’s play.” “Yeah, I’m coming. Just checking on Mom.” “What needs checking?” “You know she loves having me around. I just want to make sure she won’t miss me.” “I can assure you she won’t miss […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we found out that the first server, Charles, was seen by the second server, Jerry leaving a party together. Also, Charles never made it into work the next day, according to Jerry. Seems Janice gave Jerry a $100.00 tip when he delivered her breakfast the […]

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 keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]