Monthly Archives: March 2008

I know there’s a story here.

I came across this picture this morning. I took it some time ago in a rest area on a Texas Interstate but I forget which one.  I may have even put it in a previous entry on this weblog but every … Continue reading

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sub prime mortgages

If the government bails out people who are not making their mortgqage payments for whatever  reason, then people who are keeping up with their mortgages should not make one more mortgage payment. There is no reason, however much widows and … Continue reading

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The scissor tailed Flycatcher. Another new bird for us.

This is the scissortail flycatcher. When the bird flies, the tail splits into two parts, enabling the bird to do some incredible maneuvers. The first bird  showed up about a week ago and everyone was excited about the event. We … Continue reading

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The Cactus is in bloom.

I think the title of this post might be a line in a song and if it’s not, it ought to be. I wasn’t even aware that cactus bloomed but then, ornithology has never been one of my strong suits.  

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Nilgai??? Never heard of it.

Last Thursday evening, we attended a volunteer appreciation dinner here at the Wildlife Refuge. The staff provided the meat dishes and the volunteers brought side dishes. The meat dishes included spicy sausage, beef tips in gravy, a roast and chicken fried … Continue reading

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The Virgin of San Juan Del Valle.

Since we arrived in South Texas we have been attending mass at the San Juan Basilca, a Catholic Church that seats 1800 people. It is always full no matter what mass we attend. Perhaps one reason is the Mariachi Band … Continue reading

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A stroll down memory lane. – part two.

This is the 45th Easter that Susie and I have spent together and as a matter of fact, our first date was  on Holy Saturday before the First of our Easters.  We went to see the Movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ in … Continue reading

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