M is for March. A month marching right along. M is for MASONBURGER. A new eatery on the square. M is for muddy roads. Meaning it rained. Yippee-ai-ay. M is for mockingbird. Have you heard? You can’t mistake it. The bird has an impressive repertoire. Thus living up to it name. M is for […]Read more "MARCH ON"
Hyacinth. Snowbell. Daffodil. Celestial. Quince. Narcissus. (Aka paperwhite.) These are a few of our favorite things. And they’re blooming. Thanks to warmer days. And more is on the way. Flowers, that is. Bluebonnets leafing up and out. Promises of blooms to come. Ornamental cherry sitting pretty. Preparing the pathway to Spring. Busy birds all […]Read more "TIME FOR PASTA PRIMAVERA"
Buenos días, Señorita. Buenos días, Señor. ¿Cómo está usted? Muy bien, gracias. ¿Y usted? Bien, gracias. Adiós. That was the first Spanish we non-Mexican kids learned. Back in the second grade. That, and learning to count. Uno, dos, tres. Quatro, cinco, seis. Siete, ocho, nueve, diez. Once, doce… You can chant it like a […]Read more "MI CASA ES SU CASA"
Ever wake up and not know where you are? Not to worry. If that happens, read the classifieds. You’ll know right quick where you are. Or at least, where you’re not. You’ll know for sure you ain’t in Houston. Or New York City. Or on the other side of the world. Thanks to the […]Read more "YOU ARE HERE"
Valentine’s Day. Heartache. Heart throb. Heartfelt. Heart’s desire. Some reject it. Or neglect it. Shop windows reflect it. Restaurants celebrate it. Such as Willow Creek Café. Sweetheart Supper for Two— Two 12 oz. Ribeyes. Baked potato or fries. Salad bar and roll. And a chocolate-covered strawberry. Plus complimentary Willow-Ritas! All this on February 14th. Starts […]Read more "THE UNIVERSAL “V” DAY"
Coeval. I tripped over that word in an essay by Max Beerbohm. In a book titled, The Art of the Personal Essay. Edited by Phillip Lopate. Coeval. Pronounced like “co-evil.” But for those in the dark like myself, it’s nowhere close to evil. In fact, it means “of the same age or period.” As an […]Read more "I READ YOU LOUD AND CLEAR"
The key to long life— Learn somethin’ new every day. If we’re lucky. Once we depart from formal education, the rest is up to us. So here’s some fascinating facts. Buzzards do not eat cattle killed by lightning. Overcooked perhaps? Buzzards do not eat rabid roadkill. Something about the body temperature. They sense the rabid […]Read more "PARFUM DE LA PEW"