Covid-19 Comes to Texas

As a rule Texans fear few things.  They respect funnel clouds and shotguns, and dread losing a football game to LSU or having a Democrat in the White House.  But the novel coronavirus has them sitting up, paying attention, and doing a lot of hand-washing, if not -wringing.  Yet as of March 7, 2020 the […]

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Magnolia Ridge Campground

Kat and I just spent four lovely days at this Corps of Engineers Park on the shores of B. A. Steinhagen Lake between Jasper and Woodville, Texas.  The sites are mostly well-spaced with 30 amps and water for the princely sum of $9 a night with your America the Beautiful card.  Nobody played loud music, […]

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I Did Our Tax Return … On Paper

  Thirty years ago, way, way back in my days as an Early Adopter, I paid $19 for a CD’s worth of TurboTax Premium, 1990.  Its ease of use just blew me away.   It knew the law, was a whiz at math, and spit out a beautiful printed return (e-filing was not yet a thang) […]

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I Believe the President

Marie Yovanovitch, our retired ambassador to Ukraine, wrote an excellent opinion piece published today in the Washington Post.  In it she spoke of the current peril to our democracy, and how “freedom isn’t free” and that it is not up to our military to keep us free from ourselves.  She says that if we all […]

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Bea Hate Me

I’m a Progessive.  Bea is a Republican.  She visits this blog for reasons unknown. Bea has posted a series of nasty comments about an earlier post, Impeachment and Mr. Rogers.  And  for lack of factual content in her comments, I consigned them to Trash. Bea was not pleased. Bea, every word I wrote in “Impeachment […]

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Museum of the American Indian

Months ago I wrote about three of the four museums we toured this summer in D.C.  I have fought writer’s block in my efforts to create something honest and interesting about the fairly new addition to The Smithsonians on Native Americans.  This morning I awakened from what the first Americans would describe as a “vision”, […]

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Walt’s Beach

I wrote this two years ago and somehow never posted it.  Better late than never? We are in Pensacola, camped within a mile or two of where we interred a bit of an old friend’s cremains.  Yesterday would have been his 74th birthday. Kat, the Magic Bugger, and I are two days into our scheduled […]

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