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Dichotomy

With too much time on my hands because traffic has slowed at our oil field gate guarding location, my mind has time to wander.

I try and catch the local news daily, both here in Dallas and in the Terlingua area.  I think you need to know what is going on in the local community.  Some dichotomous aspects of the two communities hit me yesterday and I was still thinking about it this morning when I woke up.

Dallas is 65 miles south of our work location.  Alpine is 65 miles north of our Terlingua property.

The 2010 population of Dallas was 1,197,000. 

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The Fraternity of the V8

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” — Hemingway

Today they run the 2010 Daytona 500. I have a mere passing interest in most sports –except for anything to do with automobiles. The Daytona 500 is my pinnacle of sports for the year.

Back in the day, I enjoyed buying older cars and fixing them up for re-sale. Both kids were around at that time and they participated in this family endeavor. The cars had two things in common. They were always American made V8 engines and

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