Urban and Country Living

Urban dwellers live in a convenience rut. They drive on paved roads frequently blocked for repair work or demolition, and interminable new construction. Upon completion, paved roads are already obsolete, and urbanites find the demolition crew ripping out the new...

They Must Think We Are Stupid

Some things catch your attention with their absurdity. Let’s consider a few examples. Is it our optimistic nature, or are we gullible enough to believe in that mythical space known as downtime? It is a time after the political campaigns are over, folks voted, and the...

Some Discomforts Are Worth Enduring

We tend to take everything for granted. Living our lives and rarely noticing the trickle of loss until something smacks us in the face and shouts, “Pay attention!” For example, this writer loves her coffee — strong, black and, lots of it. She discovered the joys of...

Jumping the Gun

We have barely had time to say Hello to November, and yet one local radio station has been playing Christmas songs since the first of the month. There is more to this delightful news. The station will continue with its endless loop of holiday songs until the end of...

Early Voting Observations

Are you inclined to follow an urge and make spur of the moment decisions? Or, are you a planner to the point of boring? This writer does both. If the decision involves other people and an event in the future, then she tends to plan. One can always alter a plan of...

Cries for Help

Welcome to fall, the brief stepping stone to winter in North Texas. The weather in this part of the country is schizophrenic. It has been raining nonstop for over two weeks. Consequently, sleeping through the night has been next to impossible because of all the...