Monthly Archives: September 2012

Simple Pleasures

I was watching TV when Aine let out a holler from the floor in front of my chair. I looked down and realized it was a hunting cry. The ring from a milk bottle was her intended target. I paused … Continue reading

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Is geography still taught in school?

I hated coloring in maps with colored pencils when I was in grade school. I thought it was tedious and a waste of time. However, it did make me stare at the map long enough to get the chore done … Continue reading

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Austin Museum Day, Sunday, September 23

Many museum venues in Austin will be open free of charge on Sunday, September 23, for Austin Museum Day. For a complete list of activities, please visit this press release. Below is the press release from the Texas Department of … Continue reading

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Even spam can be entertaining

I always check my spam folder to be sure I’m not getting comments shunted there. Occasionally I come across something amusing. Here’s one I got in Latin: Morbi lectus quam pretium id varius nec feugiat. Donec arcu justo dictum ligula … Continue reading

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Are you alive?

The Texas Secretary of State has just released letters to nearly 77,000 Texas voters asking them to prove they are alive. If they don’t answer within 30 days, they are removed from the voting rolls. [Source: Austin American-Statesman, 9/13/2012, p. … Continue reading

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A tiny reminder

I ate dinner at an Italian restaurant last weekend that featured pictures of scenes from New York City and famous people from there. There were several pictures of the NYC skyline, and they were all taken prior to 9-11-2001. I … Continue reading

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DPS Announces New Residency Requirements for First-Time CDL Applicants

News release from the Department of Public Safety for Commercial Drivers (first-time applicants only) August 31, 2012       NEWS RELEASE DPS Announces New Residency Requirements for First-Time CDL Applicants AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) … Continue reading

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I have good friends!

I’m getting around much better. Part of that is due to my good friend, Star, who has loaned me her car, which has an automatic transmission. We’ve swapped for the duration of my injury, since the boot on the left … Continue reading

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And the gods of chaos strike again

It was a completely fluke accident, but it’s left me with a torn left calf muscle. I’ll be wearing a boot for at least 4 weeks. It was a chore I do almost every night, leaning over my bed to … Continue reading

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