Saturday Morning Thoughts
Observations | Outdoors

Saturday Morning Thoughts

Summer feels longer in Houston. It is not until late October or early November that I get to enjoy just being outside. I’m sitting in my backyard writing this right now, enjoying the breeze, the scents, and the falling leaves. It’s like my own personal small park. My dog is at the groomers but normally…

Involuntary Clapping
Observations

Involuntary Clapping

I think we’re conditioned to clap. We grow up doing it. So much of the TV of my youth had laugh and applause tracks.  I remember going to game shows or live TV show tapings where they told us when to clap but clearly they’ve been doing this for years. We’ve been programmed. We clap…

Houston: Phase Two
Journey | Observations

Houston: Phase Two

As I look at the calendar, it appears that I have been in Houston for two years now. I’ve actually been in my house for a year. The first six months I was out of work but since I’ve been here I’ve taken no vacation. I haven’t even left the city proper. I came here…