Archive for the ‘General’ Category

The Old Spanish Trail

"Along the Old Spanish Trail are the riches of history, legend, sentiment and natural beauty.       And throughout the route there are members of the Old Spanish Trail Association who will          find pleasure in making your acquaintance." I mentioned a few days ago that history runs deep here in San Antonio. Sometimes it is [...]

March 8, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: General, photography  No Comments

Some Good News

“The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a leading charity for breast cancer, announced Tuesday that it is ceasing its partnership with Planned Parenthood in prevention screenings and education at the health centers across the nation.”

January 31, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: General  No Comments

70 years ago

70 years ago today, Japanese planes and mini-submarines attacked Pearl Harbor suddenly and with catastrophic results. The following day, President Roosevelt addressed congress and the nation, declaring war on Japan and bringing the US into WWII. From the movie “Pearl Harbor” (which was mostly a dumb movie but had a few glimmers of great action). [...]

December 7, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: General  No Comments

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

All wars are bloody wars, but World War I created carnage unseen to that point in human history. And when it was finally over, President Wilson declared that the day the hostilities ceased should be celebrated every year as Armistice Day. In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower signed a law amending Armistice Day to celebrate the veterans [...]

November 11, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: General  No Comments

Where Were You?

Seems to be the question of the day. I was at Timberhill Villa. I was working a night shift at the front desk that was supposed to be over at 8:30am. As with most mornings I had the TV on behind me tuned to a morning news show. They interrupted their normal witty banter with [...]

September 11, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: General, worship and the church  No Comments

Farms, the City and death by allergy

According to this, kids who are raised on a farm are far less likely to have allergy and asthma problems later in life than kids who were raised in the city. They list a couple of reasons, but basically what it boils down to is, city folk are too clean. City kids don’t play with [...]

August 9, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: General, stuff to think about  No Comments

Surgery Update

I’m not sure surgery, especially sinus surgery, is a good blog subject. Maybe I can spruce it up with some pictures. Either way, I wanted to get something out there so those who are interested and were and are praying for me can hear the basic story and outcomes. The Short and Sweet As a [...]

June 21, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: General  2 Comments

Irony defined

800 year old artifact stolen Apparently someone stole an almost 800 year old artifact from a California church last weekend. No, that’s not ironic. The relic is from St Anthony of Padua. That’s right, the patron saint of lost causes and missing objects. That’s ironic.

June 14, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: General  No Comments

Inventor’s Corner

I’ve always wanted to be an inventor. The only problem I’ve run into is that I have no good ideas as of yet. These guys managed to invent a few useful things: Tim Berners-Lee (or TBL as he is sometimes known) invented the internet. Okay, not the internet. He invented the World Wide Web. Of [...]

June 13, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: General  No Comments

An Alpine Death for only $300,000

This is, hands down, the best car review I’ve ever read.  Some excerpts for your reading enjoyment (but you really should read the whole thing, even though you’re not going to buy this thing): “Imagine the Alps, perfected. Each breath tastes of diamonds. Snow-laced massifs vault into a dark-blue sky and green hills cascade to [...]

April 4, 2011   Posted in: General, stuff I think is cool  No Comments