Monthly Archives: November 2011

Our new energy savings plan

It’s cold in our apartment. Winter or something. But we’re not using the heater. Partly it’s to save money. Partly a nod to the days of Jimmy Carter and his push for patriotism by keeping temperatures lower and wearing a … Continue reading

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Doctors should give out swag bags

My doctor wants my newspaper to do a story. He wants to know where the money from the local relay marathon race goes. At 35 bucks a person, they take in almost $1 million. They say proceeds go to charity, … Continue reading

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Seattle must be an odd place indeed

Mo is from the dreary Pacific Northwest, so she has never encountered  Texas traditions such as the Camo Cotillion. This, of course, is the event in which you and your deer wear camouflage tuxedos while you feed it corn on … Continue reading

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Our Thanksgiving in London

It looks a lot different in the brochure.

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Work conversation, Part 18

email exchange with night editor in San Angelo: San Angelo editor: Mike just sent me a very short weather item he wants to run. I think we should be able to fit it on 10A. I’m going to slug it Weather. … Continue reading

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Why our Thanksgiving was more exciting than yours

Potholder Flambé. Mo has the recipe if you’re interested.

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Racing with the turkeys

I can see the finish banner. Maybe a couple hundred meters to go. And then I hear the crowd cheering behind me. Uh oh. He’s coming up on my shoulder and there’s not a damn thing I can do about … Continue reading

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