I ART NOT TO BE WITH THIS GROUP...

Mar 17, 2017 by

Remember the song on Sesame Street that went “One of these  things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong….”.   That’s me with my artsy friends.  I’m the sore thumb—-the one that clearly sticks out.  The closest I came to being an artist was when I took Art 101 in college.  I really wished I would have paid attention to those slides on the wall which, unfortunately, were right after lunch and provided an opportune time to nap in the darkened room….. I’ve even taken an art lesson with some girlfriends.  Those show-offs.  So what if all of theirs looked like the goblet with fruit and mine looked like an inverted German helmet on a pole.  No matter…….someone has to be the swisher (that’s what you call the worst...

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Plein-ly Speaking in Marble Falls...

Mar 12, 2017 by

You know I’ve always said, “We live in the best part of the best state in the best country in the world!”  Everyone knows about the Texas Hill Country.  Everyone knows about the Texas bluebonnets.  Everyone loves art—-especially good art…….Well, there’s something brewing in our beloved hill country, kind of a perfect storm, and it’s called PAINT THE TOWN.  It’s not only a chance for art patrons to see quality paintings of scenes that are so indicative of my hometown and outlying areas but, it’s also a fantastic chance and opportunity for “outsiders” to see just how spectacular our little part of the world is.  You may have heard of something called plein air painting.  Oui?  That’s French, ya’ll, for open (in full) air—-particularly outdoors.  The Marble Falls Paint The Town invites artist to submit their works...

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WHEN I’M 64………..pounds heavier....

Oct 23, 2016 by

That’s what I think I gained on my last birthweek.  It was a calorie marathon and I crossed the finish line with flying colors.  Nooooo problem.  And, my friends really stepped up to the plate to insure I would not have a pang of hunger during that week by helping me celebrate all throughout the Texas hill country.  Marble Falls, Johnson City, Austin and Fredericksburg were the B-day destinations.  Here are some pictures of celebrating my sixty-fourth.  By the way, I’ve got a great idea for my next birthday gift………elastic!   (Click here to remember…..)                                                                                 ...

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WE GET TO LIVE HERE

Jun 27, 2016 by

Last night, Dennis and I met some friends at Canyon of the Eagles. It’s a little hill country “resort” between Burnet (dern it, lern it-in case you don’t know how to pronounce it) and Llano (and no, you don’t say Yahn-O).  From that road (Hwy 29), you turn off on RR 2341 and drive on one of the most scenic roads in the hill country.  You snake around the edge of Lake Buchannan and after about fifteen miles of hills and valley, the road dead-ends at the resort.  It’s really nice, this year, because there is actually water in the lake.  I know, you’re thinking well, isn’t that what makes it a lake?  If you would have been here the past couple of years, the lake was so low you could have walked across...

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ALPINE, OH, ALPINE

Jun 12, 2016 by

  We’ve just unloaded the car and I’m sitting on the sofa having a cold Stella from the Yeti that we took on our road trip to west Texas.  Dennis had business in El Paso and I went along on the condition we go back through Ft. Davis and Alpine.  Now, you may find this strange, but I enjoy El Paso.  I love the weather and while he is in meetings, I do a little shopping and lallygag by the pool.  But, when the meetings are over and the great citizens of El Paso are assured of drinking water in the future, we head down to the Davis Mountains.  We take I-10 to Balmorhea, choosing not to go through Marfa (don’t get me started) and wind around to Fort Davis where we stop for...

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ALONE ON VALENTINE’S?

Feb 12, 2016 by

First of all, we all know this is a trumped up day.  A blatant push to hook innocent schmucks into spending money on the love of their life. And next to New Year’s Eve, it is the worst night to go out to dinner.  With that said, one may feel odd to be alone on this syrupy day.  Not to worry, as they say you need to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative (believe me, I know, easier said than done).  On the Elephant Journal blog, Kathryn Ashworth has touching thoughts that hit the bullseye about being alone as opposed to being lonely.  Take time and read it slowly because it applies to every other day of the year.  On to the business at hand.  Make plans in advance so you have something...

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THE 3 MOST HATED WORDS

Jan 28, 2016 by

There are a lot of buzz words that you don’t want to hear.  For instance, if you’re golfing, the three most hated words to hear are “Your still up”.  If you’re in a restaurant and you hear someone walking through and asking who’s the owner of and describes your car — not good.  Chances are, there’s a new dent in it…..  Lately, as in the past year, I’ve heard three words a just a leeeettle too often.  These words have caused me to shutter and openly glare at the person who said them.  The irony is, I think the person saying them thinks they are complimenting me.  Au contraire, my little chickadee.  What, pray tell, are those horrific words, you ask?   Well, I’ll tell you.  The three words are……… “FOR YOUR AGE”.  ...

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