Major effort this week is finishing painting the exterior of my house.  Three sides done.  The plan is to be done by the end of February,  I will be documenting the experience of designing and building a new house and sharing some details here.

Texas Hill Country View for miles

Making the right choice for your life.

Never trust anyone over 30.

Once upon a time a young man, maybe not unlike my younger self, was still free of the burdens of responsibility and accountability that accumulate with time and experience and without the cynical armor that develops with repeated failures. He considered this maxim as he approached his birthday, pondered it’s reality and told himeslf that he would be different.

Exploring the possibilities of life,

choiceexpedient and convenient are often more appealing paths than hard work and ambitious discipline. Without thinking too much about it, the young man’s thinking shifts. He isn’t aware of the change- or if he is he can rationalize that he is just being responsible and mature in his thinking. He isn’t taking the easy road. He passed the barrier and deceived himself that it didn’t matter. [click to continue…]


Springtime Haiku



I havn’t created any bad poetry in some time.  Thinking about the changes coming with Spring stimulated my creativity.  The result is three new haiku.  As always, I’d love to hear comments particularly if they take the form of haiku.  Why should I be the only one creating bad poetry?

Daylight Saving Time

Sun rises late
Setting way past dinner time
Bedtime confusion

Lazy Sunday

Override routine
Abandon priorities
Your pleasure awaits

Morning Coffee

Dark scent arouses
Startled taste buds rise and shine
Finally alive