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Suck It Up Buttercup

This may be my favorite time of year here in the South Texas pucker brush. Comfortable day time temps and cool nights are a welcome change. Not enough deciduous trees down here to mark the passing of the seasons. Maybe it is my favorite time of year because we survived the furnace blast hell of a South Texas summer and we know it. Mornings like this it would be sublime to wake up next to

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Veteran's Day 2012

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct

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It Rings Hollow

The To Do list of Friday past:

Transfer fuel from one of four 50 gallon drums to the generator Fill the on board water tank with potable water Dump the grey tank Take down the Gadsden flag flying from the rear ladder of the Old Girl Replace it with the Stars and Stripes. It is Veteran’s Day

On Election Day, we were 60 days in to this assignment in the Cotulla area. As Gate Guard

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Studying Sandy

Seems like I have been dealin’ with bad weather situations for a lifetime. Thinking back on it, maybe I have. There were the hurricanes to deal with when we lived in South Florida during the ’80s. There was that little snow storm when we lived in Chattanooga in 1993. I met Ike firsthand in 2008 and of course there was Katrina.

Miss Kathy and I were watching Hurricane Sandy spinning up towards the north last

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