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Rain offers new appreciation

I awoke this morning to the sound of rain beating on the front of my house.

It was music to my ears.

The sound used to be like fingernails on the chalkboard. 326 more words

National News

Texas! The Musical

(This post was written TWO summers ago and for some odd reason I never posted it.  What’s good about me posting this now is, you have time to make some summer plans! 719 more words

Lonely Tree

When springtime brings rain,
The Texas Panhandle changes colors.
See the leaves on the lonely tree
Sprout and turn green,
As the grass on the plains grows tall… 68 more words

Photography Challenges

Ode to spring: I'm glad it's arrived ... finally

People I meet as I go through life occasionally comment on their favorite season of the year on the Texas Tundra.

Surprisingly — to me, at least — most of them seem to prefer the fall. 291 more words

Local News

Drug-bust stories becoming ... um, boring

“Police grab drugs in ‘traffic stop.'”

You hear and read these headlines all the time. I almost always chuckle when I see these stories. Why? Because the traffic stop, such as it is, usually is something of a ruse. 215 more words

Local News

Panhandle activist to lead Texas GOP

There’s a certain justice in the selection of Tom Mechler to lead the Texas Republican Party.

Mechler is from Amarillo, the unofficial “capital” of the Texas Panhandle, which is the unofficial capital of the Texas conservative movement that is so tightly bound to the Republican Party. 291 more words

Political News


These clouds were amazing.   There were rain clouds all around and just this one white cloud.   It looked like the white cloud was pushing up out of the darker blue clouds and refusing to join the storm. 68 more words

Photography Challenges