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Life Sustaining.  

What sustains you from day to day???   What keeps you going.  Moving. Thinking. Enjoying life from early morning till late night.  This morning, an ice cold glass of water, hot black coffee, soon to arrive breakfast (including grits), and conversation with friends at our men’s conference… Can you paint a better picture of your morning?…

Marriage for life

Troy Cooper…    You might say he’s responsible for me meeting my future bride and setting me on a path of future career.  When a Junior, he asked me to be on the Youth Advisory Board at First State Bank of Greens Bayou. This turned into a summer and then full time job. My future…

A Thought About Differences

Listening to NPR this weekend… A writer mentioned that he is frustrated by the commonly misused words found in everyday life. He gave an example and for the life of me I could not grasp his example. Perhaps I needed to see it in print more than hear his words. Yet, I comprehend how easily it…

Rust? Rusty? You?

There are some things we do not do often… … at least not often enough to be proficient. Seldom touched skills can grow hazy, and even lazily used when it is time to put them to use. It’s like never forgetting how to ride a bike, but get back on one after many years of…

What's the Status of Your Well?

I’m not sure how to dig a working well….     You know, like, back in those golden olden days of previous centuries. We all have our imaginations at work as to what well looks like, brick or stone above the ground, beneath a well house cover, and a big bucket with a rope just…

Valentine 2016

We’re aiming for 65 years… And it’s been over 40 years since I first met my bride in 1972. Her mom was training me to be a teller (First State Bank of Greens Bayou), and the family drove through that drive-up window… For the first time I saw Brenda as they were on their way…

Words Are Valuable

If Words are Valuable, How Do You Spend Them? I love W-O-R-D-S…  But I detest foul language… Just saying. Not only do I love words and their usage, but also their history and intended (or original) use. Today, thinking back, I wonder if I could have made a living being an etymologist? You know, someone…

Aggressive… Passive… Which one?

Actually, it’s often called Passive Aggressive…   And, to tell you the truth, I had to go look it up to see what it means. I’ve heard it used a lot when talking about certain people or particular personalities that we all know.  Essentially, it’s a description of someone who might agree to a certain task,…

What New Thing is Next?

It seems that much of the human experience… Is all about what’s new now, and what’s new to come, tomorrow. New and improved products are hawked hoping we buy, try and like better than the old. Every year, new car models are introduced with either a subtle flair of difference, or a strikingly remake of…

What Is The Rest of the Story?

What will be the rest of your story? Through the years of driving to work early in the morning, I would listen to the talk radio with a primary focus on the traffic report. For the most part, Houston has an excellent spate of freeways and as long as you know where they go, how…