I manage our family farm in the Texas Panhandle where we grow wheat and cotton. Our father didn't think my sister and I would want to keep it after he passed, but as a business, it makes a lot of sense. Of course, his generation thought we wouldn't want to run it because, well, what... Continue Reading →
*with apologies to Dave Chappelle On April 15, we watched Notre Dame of Paris burn. As the flames spread, we all prayed the structural integrity of the building would hold and contemplated the very possible loss of the finest example of Gothic architecture in existence. We watched as the spire crumbled and cried. And then... Continue Reading →
Maybe it was just January's resolution season, but it seems like I heard a lot of "I'm quitting Facebook" or "I'm done with Twitter" in the past month. When I asked why, people had some good reasons, FaceBook's privacy and data collection issues among them. But other I found less credible: "I am just so tired of seeing all of the political stuff" or "The people I want to hear from least are the ones I see most." And my favorite "I like it seeing posts from my friends, but whenever I look at my feed, it's all just so nasty and negative."
OK, OK, I swear, this is the last round-up post from 2018. However, it's been my tradition to share a few things that were real game changers for me in the past year. No surprise they often involve food and drink, and yes, I realize I'm late to the party on many of them. Forgive... Continue Reading →
Years ago I picked up the habit of writing down a quote each week in my planner. It might be something I read, or heard, or that spoke to me on the internet. Sometimes, it's related to the news of the day or a project. In past years, I've shared these with a great group... Continue Reading →