Oklahoma City, OK......New York City, NY.............Texas City, TX
I'm not stupid, I'm from Texas!
Some years ago I took a professional development course and was recalling the instructor being quite an interesting character. He came in to the classroom wearing a captains hat, which he politely removed. He had a gray beard and hair. He wore a belt ringed wth the flags that sailor's use to signal one another, Sperry topsiders deck shoes, of course, and a red and white, wide horizontally striped shirt. He lived full time on a sailboat down on Clear Lake. Occaisonally when he laughed he chuckled like Popeye the sailor man. I am sure that he rehearsed this laugh often, because it sounded very authentic. I will always remember him as "The Captain", whom, considering this was a course in modern technology, was a living anachronism.
I imagined The Captain in a bar down on the wharf, drinking rum with his pals the Gorton's Fisherman, Captain Morgan, and Long John Silver. After getting really good and liquored up while telling tall tales of adventure on the high seas, they stumble down the pier, singing sea chanties, accompanied by the low bellow of a foghorn and the bright clang of a ships bell, disappearing into the sea-misty darkness.
The Captain impressed me so because his identity was so simply crystal clear and larger than life, lacking the vagary and ambiguity so often ssociated with outward appearances. The business executive hiding a larcenous heart behind a double- reasted suit. The person you see once as a girl, but after looking a second time seems to be a boy. The woman who looks beautiful in a real and earthy way sans high heels, a wonder bra and makeup, takes on a super human, other worldly cosmopolitan sheen after an hour or so of preening.
I waited by the door for a short time that day after class because I was curious about one last detail. The Captain soon came out the back door, pulling his cap neatly on his head, reaching into his pocket and producing a pipe, lighting it with a quatrain of vigorous pulls to get the tobacco burning hot. Just as I had expected! What did I learn from the class? The universe, in perfect order, is most certainly immaculate after all.
Did anybody see the mad-crazy chem trails ove SA today? They were sure spraying up a storm. I haven't seen it like that since before the war.
It is finally raining a good amount today. It is no drought breaker, but it certainly is better than what we've been having lately.
In Mina, Saudi Arabia -
Er, someone in the band passed my way that Texas Rising Star Magazine reports that the legendary Ray Wiley Hubbard, is releasing his CD "Snake Farm," 4/18/06. He likes to sing his song by the same name while audience chimes in "Oooooooooooo" on cue. Sounds fun.
On Sunday, January 8th, starting at 9:00. Come to 2610 Ashland in Houston, (in the Heights).
Angel Maturino Resendiz is scheduled to die in Texas, May 10, 2006, after exhausting his appeals to the Criminal Court of Appeals, and the Texas 4th Circut Cout of Appeals, (a civil forum). Evidently, his alleged crimes in Mexico factored in to the delayed outcome.
From AP Newswire:
It was founded in 1801 by Mr. Morgan who fought in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Upshur was a lawyer who made a name for himself. More Scotch/Irish folks came and made nice communities in the area, like the Clarke's, the Moore's, and the Casto's. They didn't start major coal mine operations until after WWII.
The serial divorce is switching to the big "I" in her run for Texas Governor. Her and Kinky should play hell with the primaries. there should be some delicious ticket splitting. Everybody be sure and go out to vote for Kinky, but if you get a chance to give Republicans fits, please feel free to do so.
Quite a few have sparked up in Moulton from accidents, mostly. We are buring from Hobbs, NM, Lubbock, to Palo Pinto, Eastland County, up to Sherman, Dallas, down to Crawford for the Brush Monkey and all through East Texas. NOA has some great satellite shots and drought forecast/warnings, stats, etc at www.noaanews.noaa.gov
At LD studios. Cream of Squash Soup and Porkchops served.