Lori called this morning to talk to the girls before they go to school. Says her throat is hurting some, but she sounds good. Her surgery took a lot longer than expected…she was in surgery from about 9 until almost … Continue reading

Lori’s Surgery

Our daughter, Lori, had a tumor removed from her thyroid gland today.  It ended up being a much harder surgery than expected.  The tumor was about the size of a man’s fist and was wrapped around the nerve that controls … Continue reading

Linda leaving

Linda is flying to Dallas tomorrow.  Our daughter, Lori, is having a tumor removed from her Thyroid on Wednesday and Linda is going to be there to help with the kids and housework until Lori gets back on her feet. … Continue reading

Weekly Latin Phrase

CUR ETIAM HIC ES Why are you still here? It is COLD in Flagstaff and WARM in Port Isabel.  Why am I still here? —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- VAH! DENUONE LATINE LOQUEBAR? ME INEPTUM. INTERDUM MODO ELABITUR. Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? … Continue reading


Thank you Larry for the wonderful comments that you posted about me on our anniversary.   but without your being as good as you are, I couldn’t have the wonderful marriage that I have.   It does take 2!! Thank all of … Continue reading

Weekly Latin Phrase

NOMINA STULTORUM PARIETIBUS HOERENT The names of fools are seen upon the walls. In honor of FaceBook and it’s constant changing —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- VAH! DENUONE LATINE LOQUEBAR? ME INEPTUM. INTERDUM MODO ELABITUR. Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes … Continue reading

Another Year

Today is my lovely wife’s birthday.  I can’t tell you how many, that is privileged information.  If you really want to know just ask her but consider your motives first.  I am a very lucky man.  She has been burdened … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Americans on the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.  That’s right, 1787, not 1776 as your public school education may have made you think.  Not everything in our countries formation happened … Continue reading

Life Goes On

“Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can’t change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances. Give everything and have no regrets. … Continue reading

Weekly Latin Phrase

NUNQUAM ALIENO Never Forget! 09/11/01 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- VAH! DENUONE LATINE LOQUEBAR? ME INEPTUM. INTERDUM MODO ELABITUR. Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.

Good News

Have I mentioned that Flagstaff is the perfect place to be this time of year?  The weather is perfect, the scenery beautiful and the people friendly.  Well, almost.  This weekend is “Move in” week at NSU so the town is … Continue reading

Collective Nouns

This is pretty self-explanatory….. The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of … Continue reading

The Debt Ceiling

Another way to look at the Debt Ceiling Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your home, and you have sewage up to your ceilings. What do you think you should do……raise the … Continue reading

The Man Who Would Be King

“Was it Socrates or ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan who said, ‘A man’s gotta know his limitations’? Well, Harry learned that lesson from life experiences — experiences that we must assume Obama missed. From what we know of his scandalously sketchy background … Continue reading