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As You Wish Book

It’s Friday! Yea! We have a birthday party and a Halloween party to attend. On Sunday, we’re headed to Girl Scout Fest at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm in Yukon. Later that evening, we’re taking the kids to the Magic Lantern Festival in Paseo. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy beautiful October. Brace […]


Yam Queen

East Texas Yamboree

I moved around a lot as a kid, and one of the placed I lived for a couple of years was Gilmer, Texas. I have lots of great memories of my junior high years as a Gilmer Buckeye. My favorite thing of all was the annual East Texas Yamboree! The Yamboree is one of the […]


Nick Dewolf Wedding

Discover the Massive Photo Archive of Nick DeWolf

A shortened version of this post originally aired as a commentary on KOSU Radio, October 21, 2014. In 1958, a computer pioneer and physicist named Nick DeWolf took a selfie while sitting in a Barber shop in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was 30-years-old, and already way ahead of his time. I discovered Nick in 2008 while […]


Cut out breast cancer


Welzoo has launched a new social media campaign in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Post a picture to Instagram with the hashtag #CutOutBreastCancer, and Welzoo will donate five bucks to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. *** Below is a guest post from Scott Oswald and Adam A. Carter of The Employment Law Group, PC Employee […]


Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky has re-entered public life and launched a career as an advocate against cyber-bullying. The following video captures only her fourth speech since her scandalous affair with President Bill Clinton. It was delivered to a crowd at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The speech is pretty powerful and inspiring. I got a little teary-eyed […]


Jumping Hay Bales

Jumping Hay Bales in East Texas

“But that’s the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind.” ―Markham Shaw Pyle



Demise of the Landline

Garry Hudson with the Daisy Media Group, a UK-based company, has created an infographic that highlights the history of the telephone and explores why younger generations shy away from it. To what do you attribute to the demise of the landline?

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Vintage Boy Scout Troop RIbbons

Vintage Boy Scout Troop Ribbons

These Boy Scout troop ribbons dating back to 1960 hang in the dedicated scout room at my kids’ school.  I love the years of dedication to the life of boys they symbolize. Here’s my boy scout!