Taking My Walk

One of the best decisions Ed and I ever made was purchasing our current home because of the neighborhood. We are literally surrounded by parks. There used to be a railroad that ran adjacent to the park which has been converted to a walking and cycling pathway called the Katy Trail. Within walking distance is … More Taking My Walk


One of the great happenings in my life was meeting my daughter-in-law. Ed and I fell in love with her the first day we met and love the way she brings joy to everyone she comes in contact with. During our fist encounter, I fully expected her to be challenged by the fact she was … More Amy

Emergency Room Pastime

Ed woke up in the middle of the night with an ailment that concerned us both so we made a trip to the local Emergency Room. Neither of us is a health professional but, as it turns out, we found out later that the issue was no big deal. However, during those hours we sat … More Emergency Room Pastime

Middle of the Night

One night I got home from work really tired.  I prepared my side of the bed to watch my Saturday night guilty pleasure, “Ghost Adventures”.  I got a drink and put it on my night stand; I got a couple of PM tablets to help me sleep and put them on the bed next to … More Middle of the Night

Plan Ahead

When you get to be my age, you can’t help but consider the fact that life is finite and one day death in inevitable.  I realize I am much closer to being made into a crispy critter than I made my initial trip through the vaginal passage.  Most people would much prefer being hit by … More Plan Ahead

Mardi Gras Experience

Before Katrina, Ed and I took a Caribbean cruise with our best friends.  The highlight of the cruise was two days in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  None of us had been to Mardi Gras before and were looking forward to the festivities.  Upon leaving the ship we were thrust into huge crowds everywhere.  An … More Mardi Gras Experience

Just for You

A number of years ago I had traveled to Palm Springs to for a Trade Conference. It was February and thoughts of Valentine’s Day were in the air. There was free time between the conference sessions and meetings with clients so I headed downtown to look for a Valentine’s present for Ed. Early in my … More Just for You

Texas Cuisine in England

When living in England, I had a wonderful landlady named Alison whom I used to call my English Mum (which she loved).  She was a very elegant woman with an accent that indicated a privileged upbringing.  She lived in a beautiful home that had originally been a carriage house in a quaint Norfolk coastal village … More Texas Cuisine in England

Visiting Mr. Bation

Although seldom discussed, all of us experience strong natural urges that decrease, but don’t go away, as we age. Recently, Ed and I were watching television in separate rooms because our tastes in TV entertainment are radically different. I was watching one of my ghost hunting shows which I enjoy because they are so silly. … More Visiting Mr. Bation

Catch 22, 23, 24……

As time marches forward, those of us in long term happy relationships begin to have a new concern. While not often spoken about it’s a concern none the less. Ed and I got together the day after my 25th birthday. While you’re young you are always invincible and there are endless tomorrows to plan and … More Catch 22, 23, 24……