TUNNELING IN HOUSTON

tunnels I was in charge of my grandsons in Houston the other day and was wracking my brain for ways to entertain them.  The usual suspects for a scorching summer day were a possibility:  swimming pool, movies, bowling, roller-skating, arcade games, etc.  (All terribly...

SKETCHES OF COURAGE: LBJSKETCHES OF COURAGE: LBJ

While wandering through a museum at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, I came across a story about LBJ of which I was unaware.  A congressman since 1937, he won election to the Senate in 1948, but only by a slim margin of 87 votes, earning the...

TAKING AIR CONDITIONING FOR GRANTED

Every once and a while, it’s a good idea to look around and see what you take for granted and give thanks.  Today I’m really happy for air conditioning.  Almost every place you go in Texas is cooled:  houses, schools, stores, government buildings, and cars.  Why? ...

OUTWITTING THE TYRANT

Earlier this year a bought a Galaxy, and I love it.  However, I have become annoyed with its “tools for betterment.”  What’s that, you ask?  It’s the personal trainer who has become a tyrant.  The watch can track over thirty-nine types of exercise activities and is...

MORE MOUSECAPADES

Alas, the mice did not get the message after their comrade was flushed down the toilet that our house was a dangerous place to live.  Soon, we began to find more evidence that the rodents were busy invading our space.  I declared war; removing food from the counters...