Monthly Archives: May 2015

Family Still Missing in Flood’s Dog Found up a Tree in Flood Waters: How you can help

IT’S RAINING AGAIN. And now the Llano River is in flood stage. We’re wet, but the flood recovery goes on, and if you’d like to help, here’s how: You don’t have to swing a hammer or wade in flood-water to … Continue reading

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Flood Update & Little Rays of Sunshine. Except for snakes . . .

YOU KNOW THAT thing they say about When it rains it pours? I think it was invented in Texas. After 8 years of extreme drought, we got what we asked for. In buckets. My Mama always said, “Never pray for … Continue reading

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Calling in Sick: And what you can get away with in Texas.

SO IN TEXAS, we’ve got a pretty good excuse for not hollering “Present” at roll call. We’re still up to our eyelashes in flood water. And those of us who are high and dry are busy with baked goods and … Continue reading

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Floods & Tornadoes in Central Texas: Stay home. We’d miss your sweet face

I KNEW THE tornado was coming–not because my iPhone kept sounding the alarm–but because normally sweet, peaceful Bodhi Doghi the border collie lost his little puppy mind. Eleven tornadoes, 12+ inches of torrential rain and flooding. There’s something about Memorial … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Celebrating Those Who Came Home *In Loving Memory of those who couldn’t

MILITARY FAMILIES DREAD the FIGMO (F*ck-I-Got-My-Orders) notice. Mama used to get a phone call, and because she was USAF security, she usually couldn’t tell us where she was going–or when she’d be back. But when she did (and thank the … Continue reading

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My mama wore combat boots: A Memorial Day Thank You for your Service

THIS MEMORIAL DAY, I’m thinkin’ about my dad, The Colonel, Mama (Chief Master Sargent) and my baby brub, who served in the Coast Guard, and all of my friends and family who serve in the Armed Forces, police and federal … Continue reading

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How Depression (& rejection letters) turned JK Rowling into a bazillionaire

THERE IS NO WAY around it. Rejection letters suck. And at one time or another, we’ve all got a couple–Stephen King used to stab his rejections letters with a spike to his bedroom wall. And rejections right before you get … Continue reading

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