Archive for August, 2014


Flourish

My roses were just beautiful first thing in the morning.  The nights have been cooler, we’ve had lots of magnificent cloudy skies, I’ve been doing my best to combat the caterpillars… so this fresh outpouring of rose buds was all set to make a splendid appearance. And this morning when I went outside with my […]

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The Game

A friend recommended the movie to us and said we’d love it.  We were headed to Amarillo to pick up supplies for a remodel project, making it a perfect afternoon to look up a matinee showing before we drove back to Portales. Searching on the tablet for a place to see the show led to […]

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Banana Nut Ice Cream

What can I say about this ice cream?  It’s grand.  It’s simply grand.  I’ve just had a little bowl for breakfast. Here you go…. 2 Bananas 1 Can of Eagle Brand (that’s sweetened condensed milk) ½ Cup of Sugar 1 Quart of Half and Half (that’s 4 whole cups!) 1 Dash of Salt 1 Dash […]

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Small Town Classmates

I wrote this for my weekly column in my hometown newspaper.  I’m literally surrounded by classmates here in Portales, New Mexico.  In my mind I can so easily hear the chanting at pep rallies… “Class of ’81 – – is BEST!”  I truly believe it. Here’s to growing up in a small community.  An amazing […]

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Just a Saturday

It was just a Saturday. Just a day at the end of another hectic week.  A day set aside to get caught up in the office without phones ringing every 8 minutes. I treated myself to coffee on my glider in the morning, while tiny drops of water fell from the sky for a few […]

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