It’s time to make a plan…

August in Texas – heat, humidity and hurricanes. Trying desperately to sound happy for your friend who’s heading off to the mountains. Making difficult decisions: buy groceries or have green grass? August also means that we are racing toward the...

Connect the Dots

I’m a puzzle aficionado. Always have been; always will be. Connect-the-dot puzzles were one of my favorites when I was young. I could guess the simpler shapes before I even put pencil to paper, but the older I got, the...

We’re All in This Together

If you refuse to give up, opportunity can arise not only from victory but also from defeat. George W. Bush from his book 41: A Portrait of My Father Like most of you, the sense of security has been knocked...

Smooth Waters Ahead

A while back, the spouse and I headed to Galveston for a last-minute getaway. Normally we stay on the Gulf coast with its seawall and beaches, but for a change of scenery, we decided to try the other side of...