April 2011 Index

Change – New Horizons
Posted on April 1, 2011
I find myself hoping and praying for better things.  Like most American’s I need some good news, but I don’t seem to be hearing any?  I openly welcome change, but still kind of doubt it is going to appear in time to turn all this around. Sorry, I am just not a cheerleader for the […]
Let Me Down Easy
Posted on April 4, 2011
Wind is blowing across the prairie this day like a banshee and it is cold and bites at my neck.  I know that it is that time of the year, and this is a precursor to better things to come, but it tugs at my sanity this day and I secretly wish to be somewhere […]
Cry Me A River
Posted on April 6, 2011
Middle of the week, kind of snuck up on me again.  Already the sixth of the month, and this one appears to be another “barn burner” and well on its way.  Hold on, grab something, the ride is now underway. It is now time to talk about everything that is fit to print, or causes […]
Hot Iron
Posted on April 8, 2011
Ah spring in Oklahoma, the Walmart tree bags are in full bloom, the fence rows are full of plastic and there is a pronounced crispness in every breath I take. New life abounds everywhere I look and love is in the air. Just this week I got a desperate plea from a Nigerian woman who […]
Had To Happen
Posted on April 13, 2011
Bought my fuel yesterday and it came to $79.02 which of course “shocked me somewhat.”  I have to admit, I was not ready for that, later on during the trip to town I amused myself by imagining that “I am only steps away from a one-hundred dollar tankful.”  Who in their wildest dreams would have […]
Room To Breathe
Posted on April 15, 2011
Last summer, just outside the Grand Canyon, at a campground replete with swimming pool and swing sets I came across a non-bus person.  I was cleaning the windshield of my coach and this guy walks up, number three washtub cup of coffee in hand, and states matter of factually, “Old Trailways huh?” and I reply, […]
Hit Me Again
Posted on April 18, 2011
Mama is not happy, she cannot access the food channel and she cannot download her treasured recipes. And we all know the drill …. If mama aint happy … then no one is happy.  Me?  I want her happy, happy wife, happy life!  I want to be a happy, happy man when I die. The […]
Big Sky
Posted on April 20, 2011
13 on the floor!  The other one out the door … Hammer down, Hammer down!  This time of the year is terribly hard on a guy, especially a guy who has the wanderlust gene like myself.  I want to get out and roam, although I know that this is no longer a reality, it is […]
Lost And Adrift
Posted on April 22, 2011
The other day I was looking at some of the links to my webpage others have put up, and one of them said, “Creative Endeavors, Life Observations, Humor.”  I had never considered this a commentary on life, but it appears to have been labeled so by a few. That is kind of nice. Often in […]
Old Frog
Posted on April 25, 2011
It just has to be Monday.  Internet is acting up this morning, this may or may not get posted.  I am a little bit irked, you see the county went and raised my taxes again, some 12% this time.  Now here is the catch, “I didn’t get any kind of raise in MY income, have […]
It’s A Dogs Life
Posted on April 27, 2011
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa,and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was ill and dying.  I told the family we couldn’t […]
The Old Shell Game
Posted on April 28, 2011
If you are currently doing business with Shell Oil of North America, you might want to find someone else.  Yesterday I sent this letter to Shell Oil North America, most likely it will be filed in the round file at the corner of the desk. What can I say … Another slow day at the […]