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October 3, 2010

  • I spent the afternoon recording a vocal for a 24 minute song. I got about 66% of it done. The place where I left off is a high singing part and my voice got tired. I'll rest my chords and try again another day.
  • If the Houston Texans had won by less than 3 today, I would have won a little bit of dough. I would have won a little bit of dough if they had lost, too, but I didn't want them to lose.
  • I've started using reading glasses. I know now why people wear glasses at the tip of their nose. I love my tip-of-the-nose glasses. They make me feel wise. And they make the display on my iPhone so crisp I can almost feel the edges of the icons.
  • Today would be my Mom's 79th birthday. She's been gone 15 years. I might have those numbers wrong. In any case... Happy Birthday, Mom.

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Ike Report

September 17, 2008

My family was here last weekend to escape from hurricane Ike. They were very fortunate. My brother lives about 10 miles from Galveston Bay, and his house only suffered a downed fence. When they went home on Monday, they had power and water. My niece's apartment had very little damage, too, and she had power and water.

I keep wondering how the Battleship Texas held up.

Ike completely bypassed Austin. I thought we'd get some of his edges here, but he went around us.

I see the pictures of Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula, and I still can't wrap my head around it. All those houses gone. The pictures of all the debris and sailboats on the southbound lanes of I-45 are hard to fathom, too.

Google maps did an overlay of Katrina damage after she hit. I wonder if they will do it again for Ike.

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April 22, 2007

I wrote a true story about my dad. He died 7 years ago around this time of year. It would mean an awful lot to me if you would take the time to read it. I miss him so much.


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Uncle Frank's WWII Story

January 22, 2006

My Uncle Frank (my Dad's brother) was in the Navy in World War II. About 5 years before he died, he wrote down his story. Shortly before his wife died in 2004, she sent the hand-written story to my Aunt Mary. I've transcribed it and put it on my site. If you're interested, see Uncle Frank's Story.

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