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Patience Pays: Waiting for the other ‘Boot’ to drop

[July 18, 2023 – Blog] We all remember the story of Cinderella’s glass slipper. Well, a few weeks ago, I cleaned a pair of fancy boots, left them to dry and took off for our ranch, forgetting that I left my boots on the balcony. When I returned to bring … Read More

Independence Day 2023

Old Glory Painting The Breeze

[July 4, 2023 – Blog] When I was in my grade school choir in Liberty, Texas, we practiced a cherished patriotic song over and over in preparation for a performance in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The whole town would celebrate around the only other bell made from the same mold as … Read More

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Gotta Wear Shades

[June 20, 2023 – Blog] In the 1980s, Barbara and Pat MacDonald’s careers as a musical duo were taking off. Their band, Timbuk 3, was booking gigs right and left, and even had their debut album coming out. The story goes that Barbara said, “the future is looking so bright, … Read More

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For the Love of Shoes

[June 6, 2023 – Blog] Recently, one of my relatives sent me a yellowed, tattered newspaper article written in the early 1940’s. I had never seen the article that must have been passed around the family, so I read it with great interest. The article praised my grandfather, C.W. (Wes) … Read More

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Cherish The Milestones

[May 23, 2023 – Blog] From the completion of doctoral degrees to finishing kindergarten, graduation ceremonies remind us how important it is to stop and applaud milestones. Last week I celebrated my mother in honor of Mother’s Day, and this week I salute my father as a proud graduate and gifted engineer … Read More