Monthly Archives: May 2017

T16 Park yourself outside

After the wife and I started travelling following our marriage in SEP 2015, I tried to get her excited about the National Park System ( She had heard about them but was not on a tear to see a large number of the property under the NPS flag. There are only 59 national parks, but I […]

T15 Nothing corny about this shirt

I first heard about Korn from Jim Powers, a fellow vet I met while I served in air defense while stationed at Fort Carson. I thought it would be strange if I actually like their music since corn was my favorite vegetable. My new diet considers corn too starchy so I do not eat it […]

T14 Love the one you are with

I am not sure how people react to me wearing this shirt. They have some sort of reaction, but it is not clear. Do they think that I am celebrating my union? Do they think I am hen pecked? The legal recognition of marriage is regulated by individual states, each of which sets an “age […]

T13 The back sez, ours throws for Miles

Dallas QB Tony Romo has a few good games with Miles. Making the Pro Bowls twice is not bad. I like his name since at the time, I longed to live in Austin. Miles Jonathon Austin III (born June 30, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League […]

T12 Do my cop friends know about this?

I have had two run-ins with police in my life. One in 1984 when I had some guy also on active-duty US Army got on my nerves with borderline racist and culturally insensitive garbage. I got fed up so I sorta hit him. No full swing, but I got his attention. He said, “You do that […]

T11 The last time Horns looked good

It was very disappointing since the Longhorns got behind early and never caught up, losing for the first time against Alabama 37-21. The two powerhouse programs went on different trajectories following the game. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (2008 Heisman trophy runner-up and 2009 Heisman Trophy finalist) was knocked out of the game on the Longhorns’ […]

T10 Visiting Madrid sounds good to me

I have told friends that I have four favorite towns. Austin, NYC, Berlin, and Madrid. The wife has visited all but one of these with me. We flew to Madrid from Moscow in DEC 2017. We even spent New Year’s Eve in Plaza Mayor where I proceeded to have my iPhone stolen. Madrid (/məˈdrɪd/, Spanish: [maˈðɾið], […]