Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sir, You’ve Misplaced Your Pants: Some of my new favorite wines . . .

SO I’M WORKING on a big Central Texas wine guide, and I’ve come across some A clever girl at Etsy designed Threat Level wine labels.   real winners. And some, not so much. We all know the “Threat Level” wine … Continue reading

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Hey, Lady, can I have your dog? *I see ear worms in your future

ONE OF THE five boys who live across the river paddled his canoe over to ask me if he could “take my dog.” This isn’t the first time the boy has tried to appropriate my pup. Not that he doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Dinner & a “Date” and a Christian: The Mother Theresa kind, or the Spanish Inquisition kind?

SO, CHAP CALLED and said, “See if you can get off a little early. We’re going on a Mystery Date.” With a little trepidation (Chap’s idea of a date is sometimes a little frightening and often includes gutting unsuspecting fish) … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s small. And broken. But it’s mine.

Awesome author and even awesome-er (I had an editor once tell me that I could make up all the words I wanted, so  long as I spelled them consistently) friend Emily McKay tagged me on a Positivity Rampage—whoops, read that … Continue reading

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Not sure I want my picture taken in front of a sign that says, “Fat Ass”

SO, I TOOK a “real” job to help my sister out, and while it’s a big adjustment (mainly for Chap), I really like it. It just goes to show you that good deeds do not always get punished. It’s been … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain: Dealing with Depression–a letter to my sister

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN–From Dead Poet’s Society (originally from Walt Whitman)–one of my favorite Robin William’s movies, and ironically, it dealt with creativity, the price you pay for it and, ultimately, death and beauty. So many creative people suffer both the … Continue reading

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Texas Wineries: Bring the dog. Leave the kiddos…

WINERIES IN TEXAS are multiplying by the bottle, but you have to hand it Central Texas–we put the Weird in Wine. It’s a far cry from Napa Valley to the hills of Central Texas, and if you need proof (of … Continue reading

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