Monthly Archives: December 2009

It’s a Yee-Haw Christmas, Y’all

We have amassed quite a collection of blown-glass Christmas ornaments, but with two rambunctious poodles in the house, have left the collection safely swaddled in bubble wrap for the past five years. Our house, small and no-nonsense, has only one … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Dogs Bark

The Fluffy Menace has an ear infection, but we’ve caught it early, so her head-shaking days are nearing their end. The gentian violet/alcohol/boric acid remedy wasn’t doing the trick this time, so we hit the vet. The visit went off … Continue reading

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Houston’s World Domination Continues

Any day now, Houston will be the third-largest city in the country. How is Houston going to manage this? We’re annexing New Orleans. On an internet overrun with lists and rankings of the top 10 cities for this or that, … Continue reading

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Book Note: A Christmas Carol

Our book club met recently to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I read plenty of Dickens in my salad days, and am very familiar with the Christmas Carol story, but realized as soon as I read the opening … Continue reading

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The Kind of Funeral I Want

We attended a memorial service recently. It was all I could do to wait until we got to the car before commenting about what a great service it had been. Weddings. Funerals. Baptisms. Rites of any kind—you go for many … Continue reading

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A New Mayor for Houston, An Old Mayor of Houston

I watched KHOU last night, waiting for election returns and the moment we could finally say Annise Parker, next mayor of Houston. During the lag between the early votes being released and election-day precincts beginning to report, Doug Miller interviewed … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Wave?

The wave. Still alive in stadium sports, but endangered on the roadway. Here’s the deal. You put on your turn signal, and as long as you are not acting like a total ass and I can make room safely, I’m … Continue reading

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