“I like Texas, but I don’t have to like Texas – you like yourselves enough.” — Comedian Dustin Nickerson Much like the people of Texas, it was easy for the Jews to imagine the Messiah coming for them. Read Jeremiah 29:10-14 – a passage we know so well – and realize it was written for […]Read more "Loved Enough"
What are we to do? For the first time in my life the Super Bowl game will be more important than the commercials. Can I join in a party with other people? My normal game routine is to pace and grumble, with my heart on the edge of an attack… as Megan bakes cookies in […]Read more "Pacing Bowl"
A few months ago it was easy to be jealous of the Astros — especially with the Royals stumbling into regular losing. Houston made the playoffs 4 of the last 5 seasons, won it all in 2017, this year the AL Pennant, and seem primed to keep winning. But now the team is mired in […]Read more "Paging Tomorrow"
As the Texans broke out to a 24 lead over the Chiefs @cpenn4thewin realized he was the jinx and needed to leave the stadium. $258 ticket aside, he walked out, tweeting a video that the Chiefs could now win the playoff game. And of course the Chiefs scored 41 unanswered points, seven straight touchdowns. In […]Read more "Can I get an AMEN?!"
In college there was a little Mexican restaurant named El Rodeo. It came with the chairs and paintings of every Mexican restaurant — they are a strange national chain. Like its counterparts, chips and salsa were unlimited and the food cheap. A perfect upgrade from my usual 99¢ Totino’s pizza dinner. Their fountain drinks included […]Read more "Dr Wells"
At the corner of I35 and 152 I saw a Target grocery cart. It was a ways from home. I pondered how it arrived there. It wasn’t the wind. Did someone without a car need to carry their packages?… they must have felt out of place too. We all feel this way one time or […]Read more "Out of Place"
“The leading cause of injury in old men is them believing they are still young men.” — Todd Schrivener shared this on Facebook. I laughed… and cringed. I am battling a cold, but I am used to continuing with my normal life. Then this week my body broke and I was bed ridden — while […]Read more "Neti Pot Brain Freeze"