Category: Houston

“Jeans and Attitude!” Haiku for Go Texan Day

“Jeans and Attitude!” Haiku for Go Texan Day

Go Texan Day ahead of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo means Lone Star pride and trail rides (and a haiku).

Hunkering Down in the Cold and Watching the Birds

Hunkering Down in the Cold and Watching the Birds

Brrrrr!  It’s hunker down time here in Southeast Texas where harsh Lady Winter (actually “Winter Storm Inga”) has found us and seems to be settling in for a good long visit. We had hail and snow and sub-freezing weather all day today, which is confusing […]

Boom! Astros Win! #HoustonStrong

Boom! Astros Win! #HoustonStrong

Boom! Astros wins the World Series! #HoustonStrong

Watching Game 7 of the World Series; Sharing Astros Mementos and Family Memories

Watching Game 7 of the World Series; Sharing Astros Mementos and Family Memories

The World Series awakens baseball memories, and an appreciation of ancient Astros mementos.

Washington Post: “Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey”

Washington Post: “Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey”

People from the Lone Star State have an almost genetic disinclination to rely on the government for anything. So during Hurricane Harvey, the people saved each other. Source: Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey – The Washington Post

Coldplay: “Houston, you got to keep on keepin’ on”

Coldplay: “Houston, you got to keep on keepin’ on”

Coldplay wrote a tune and gave Houston a rallying cry: “You’ve got to keep on keeping’ on”.

How You Can Help Texas Right Now

How You Can Help Texas Right Now

Caring and concerned people have asked how to help Houston & Texas. This means the world to us. Here’s a short list.

Houston is Paralyzed by Flooding

Houston is Paralyzed by Flooding

Living near the Texas coast, I’ve seen my share of dark and stormy nights, floods and disasters. But I’ve never seen anything like what’s going on in Houston right now after Hurricane Harvey. The eyes of the world are upon us, and still the rain comes.

While her TV station flooded, a reporter stayed on air — and helped deputies rescue a driver – The Washington Post

While her TV station flooded, a reporter stayed on air — and helped deputies rescue a driver – The Washington Post

Washington Post: As water poured into KHOU offices, reporter Brandi Smith and photographer Mario Sandoval stayed in the field despite the risks.

Zagat Article: 10 Reasons to Drive to Tomball

Zagat Article: 10 Reasons to Drive to Tomball

A new Zagat article highlights the culinary charms of Tomball, Texas.

Houston is Looking Pretty Good Here:  The Largest of the 12 cities where you can “live like royalty” on $60,000 – and it is great for lots of other reasons

Houston is Looking Pretty Good Here:  The Largest of the 12 cities where you can “live like royalty” on $60,000 – and it is great for lots of other reasons

  Pack your bags, there are a dozen cities in America where you can live large on a average salary.  Houston is the biggest of the pack.  AND – it is a city with a terrific resume. Houston is the only city on the list […]

More Winter in Southeast Texas: Birds in Gilchrist

More Winter in Southeast Texas: Birds in Gilchrist

Birds and more birds enjoying the mild winter in Gilchrist, Texas on the Bolivar Peninsula: herons, sandpipers, brown pelicans and seagulls. A great day trip from Houston.

Moonlight Citrus Harvest Haiku

Moonlight Citrus Harvest Haiku

A cold snap in Southeast Texas forces a moonlight citrus harvest and inspires a haiku.

A Little (More) Music for a Sunday Evening

A Little (More) Music for a Sunday Evening

For your Sunday evening listening pleasure, here’s my son’s first album, The Madness Method. All tunes are his original jazz compositions.

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Summer stayed with us well into September this year, releasing its stranglehold just this last week and enabling an enjoyable evening of wine and fruit by the pool here at Glover Gardens.  The hibiscus and roses are still blooming, but the leaves have begun to […]

Steak Dinner Out

Steak Dinner Out

Sometimes, you have to splurge. Like when your in-laws insist on taking you to a fancy steak place for your birthday. I mean, who’s going to argue about that? The splurge was steaks and potatoes and rose petals on the table – and wine and […]


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