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Agent Quest, Cute Kitties, and some of the best advice I’ve ever received

I woke up late last night to an unfamiliar sound–Rain! Not enough to end the record- breaking Texas drought, but welcome and lovely, and I went outside and raised my face to the thundercloud and let the wind and rain … Continue reading

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To the guy who shot a widow’s kitten–beware of Ninja Kitty & Ranger the Praying Dog

A cop friend of mine called me yesterday to tell me a woman who’d just buried her husband less than a month ago reported that some scum bag had just shot her kitten in the eye. Needless to say, I … Continue reading

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Austin Weird? You Betcha!

Having spent a little more than a year outside of my hometown–I feel a little pang of homesickness every time I whiz past the Austin City Limit sign. I do love living on the ranch on the river in Llano … Continue reading

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Manly Man Things Out Doors–are you sure that doesn’t hurt?

Chap’s son came over to the house this past weekend to help his dad do Manly Man Things Outdoors, which makes me happy, because not only do I like the kid, it also gets me out of helping Chap do … Continue reading

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Men who, quite frankly, need killin’–are you listenin’ Mr. Schwartzenegger?

Grandma Jessie used to say there are three kinds of men in this world—the ones you play with, the ones you stay with, and the ones that just need killin’. Mr. Schwartzenegger—congratulations. You’ve just devolved down that particular food chain. … Continue reading

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Pecked to death by a duck

Two of the five boys who live across the river paddled their canoe over to ask me if they could “take my dog”—these are the same kids that caused me to have to swim over to retrieve my border collie … Continue reading

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