Category: Make Me Think Monday

Independence and Texas

Last weekend there were big doings here in the Lone Star State. Folks ate lots of barbecue and chili and/or Tex-Mex and Mexican food. Many indulged in a Shiner Bock and Lone Star beers. And, of course, pecan… Read More

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Happy Blogiversary!

Anniversaries mark accomplishments and are fun to commemorate. This month I celebrate my blogiversary. On February 24, 2012, I published my first blog with WordPress.com. You can read that very first blog, here. My original plan was to… Read More

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Why I think President’s Day is a Strange Holiday

Three things strike me as making Presidents Day holiday strange. 1.    There’s no universal agreement on the actual name of the holiday Most American holidays are clear-cut in what we are celebrating or honoring, i.e. 4th of July,… Read More

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Valentine’s Day Random Facts

The origin of St. Valentine’s Day is found in the story of Saint Valentine, who, on the evening before his execution, wrote the first valentine, addressed to the daughter of his jailer, and signed the greeting “Your Valentine.”… Read More

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A Wordless Love Story – February 2018 Update

On February 4, 2013, I originally posted this blog about a six-minute animated film that mixes hand-drawn and CGI animation to tell a love story Unfortunately, the YouTube video I chose is no longer available. You can, however,… Read More

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Winter, Winter Go Away

It’s cold and gray outside. I know this is not breaking news. It is winter and that’s what we expect. I may live in Texas, but I understand about winter. I’ve spent many years experiencing winters in cold… Read More

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Resolutions ~ Yes or No?

It’s hard to believe this is the last full week of January. Did you take time this month to make resolutions or set goals? Resolutions don’t work so well for me. I usually fail within days of writing… Read More

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It’s Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King’s calm civil disobedience and charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, here and around the world. He inspired so many that, in 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – the youngest man… Read More

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Old Man Winter’s Arrived

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over for another year. We’re settling into winter. Old Man Winter is playing hardball with the poor folks on the east coast. Even here in Texas, we had a full… Read More

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The Christmas Scale – Joy to the World

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. Since I post it every year, I guess you figured that out. If you have a piano around round your house, try playing the C scale. Start on middle C and… Read More

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