A Marriage in Dogs

In my wedding vows, my wife insisted that I promise to have a dog. “A” dog. Over the years, I have kept that promise many times over. The chart doesn’t even mention Max, who was with us such a short time, he didn’t make it over an anniversary. I will have to update this chart … Read more

Texas Trails

I am trying to track our multiple trips around the Great State of Texas to see where else we need to visit. (This includes the planned Big Bend trip.) We still need to go to the Panhandle. We still have far West Texas. We’ve covered a lot of ground, though. We cheated and flew to … Read more

RV Plans

So, for a couple of months after I left IBM in 2017, we were seriously considering getting an RV and hitting the road, mainly because we couldn’t afford a cruise ship. Being the planner that I am, I had a bunch of routes mapped out, just in case. (We’re still in the house. Sigh.) So … Read more

Not Immortals

(Originally posted in August. Updated.) RIP Charlie Watts. We saw the Rolling Stones in Houston in 2019. It was the first time I had seen the Stones live, which is just insane, except I was really a Beatles person growing up. We had tickets to see them in Dallas this year, but we actually skipped … Read more

International Travel Thoughts

This page is a work in progress. There was a time when I was traveling a lot. In fact, at one point, I seemed to be in Europe two or three times a year or more. After a while, you find the patterns. The challenge to international travel is that once you stop, you forget. … Read more

Migrations

I really do have to stop moving the Pub every couple of years. Most of the time, it’s for cheaper rent, but it is always a pain. There is no telling what I forgot this time. Still, WordPress is fairly forgiving on imports and exports and most of it is standard (moving from WordPress.com to … Read more