Since it seems to be fashionable to have Throwback days on Facebook and other social sites, consider this throwback I found while going through papers not too long ago. It was written while I was on the Wichitan (Midwestern State University’s newspaper) staff in October, 1990 — 23 years ago! It was printed on pin-feed […]
My bathroom cabinet was at that awkward age — not old enough to be interesting or antique, but too old to be pretty. It was ordinary stained wood, with white paint splatters here and there from a paint job before we moved in. On top of that was a coating of that lovely combination of […]
Now that it’s summer and most normal people go on some kind of vacation, I’ve been remembering some of the trips my family took when I was a kid. My dad’s family moved from Texas to California in the late 1930s, like a lot of Dust Bowl/Depression-era families, looking for work in the defense plants, […]
Today is my boy’s 40th birthday! Yes, my son is 40 years old. Hard to believe. Just the other day he was this little red-haired rascal running around in Superman pajamas, playing with his Domino Rally, listening to Weird Al Yankovic. Well, he probably still listens to Weird Al. I won’t speculate on the Superman […]
Most of us don’t give organ and tissue donation much thought. But there is a group of people in this country — 117,929 people as of 11:09 p.m., April 27, 2013, to be exact — who can’t get donation off their minds. They are waiting. Some who are waiting now won’t make it. So far this […]
A surprise after no blooms last year!
A piece from 2004, when my dad was making regular mission trips to Albania and Kosovo. There’s something about potatoes. In spite of all the healthy people who tell you not to eat potatoes because of the high carb count, or that they’re bad because they have no color to them, we’re drawn to them. […]