Category Archives: fun

In the “olden days”

I was always (semi) amused when daughter Melissa would ask how something was in the “olden days.”  I would tell her “well, I’ve read about that and . . . .”  Here is a tidbit that has run around the … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Seat of an Old Tractor

Old Farmer’s Advice Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words … Continue reading

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I do love October

As long as you can sneak in between the little cold fronts that start whipping down this way, October in Central Texas is a month during which you can do just about anything outdoors you think you’re big enough to … Continue reading

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IT CAN BE HARD KEEPING A STRAIGHT FACE AS A COURT REPORTER

Another goodie snatched from the bits and bytes that survive the nether of cyberspace, this one having been forwarded by Pat P.  And, yes,   it’s another Dr. Pepper Warning moment. IT CAN BE HARD  KEEPING A STRAIGHT FACE AS … Continue reading

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Some things are just too funny to ignore: Origin of Sub-Species

This piece is shamelessly purloined from one of the dozens of email forwards that I get daily.  It’s funny, but not if you fancy yourself a liberal.  If so, then don’t read it.  My apologies in advance to my liberal … Continue reading

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Funny stuff DOES happen in court

This file Texas Pleading, shows that lawyers do have a sense of humor. You may have heard about the lawyer who sought a continuance so he could see the Rangers in the World Series.  This is the motion filed by … Continue reading

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Castell in October — a bicycle odyssey for BBQ and beer

My good friend Don Bynum continues to organize bicycle rides that are hard to pass up.  One might think that if you had a 12 day layoff from workouts, you might, or might not, be up for a 36 miles … Continue reading

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Rules are rules

Just had to purloin this from an email received recently.  Too good (given my “day job”) not to preserve. Rules Are Rules The Good News: It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a … Continue reading

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Bikes, hikes and fishing

After the “full body workout” from the mountain-biking on Saturday, bro-in-law Bill and I decided a stroll in the woods would be a nice outing. We strategically picked the Little Missouri Trail because it had been one of the candidates … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump on two wheels

Call me crazy if you wish, but first answer this.  When does 3 or 4 become 21? Easy. When via email several groups of bicyclists get cross-pollinated and the word spreads, then by 7am on a Saturday morning, 21 riders … Continue reading

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