Showing posts from September, 2014

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Dark of Night

September 29, 2014
All the rain falling in our neck of the woods lately has the citizens of Miller feeling a little like ducks.  Although rumor has it that ducks don’t like the rain any more than humans.  True or not true?  Good question.  No ducks could be bothered to answer that question with anything other than a raucous, “Quack! Quack!”  But it isn’t ducks that that come to mind on this dreary Monday morning, day number seven of rain, rain, and more rain. 

 Okay, now you’re thinking about Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, right?  You know, water, water, every where, / and not a drop to drink.  No.  That isn’t what’s on tap for today.  He! He!  Today is about the post office.  Usually the mail runs by nine in the morning.  Not today.  Today it is nearly noon and no mail yet.  Is it a federal holiday, you know one of those that only government employees, banks, and the post office get off?  Nope.  Today is not a holiday.  Now, what could be holding up the…

A Blog By Any Other Name

September 22, 2014
Blogging.  This intrepid blogger had no idea that keeping a blog going would be so much work…or so much fun.  The truth is many people blog every day.  To blog, which is a shorten version of the weblog (remember everything on the net is written without spaces, so weblog equals web log.) is to open up your personal, but hopefully not private, journal to anyone who wants to read it.   Blogs range from how to care for plants to what to do if you find yourself confronted by an angry zebra in the pride lands of Africa.  Okay, so maybe Disney’s Lion King is playing the background, but if you look hard enough I’m sure that someone has advice to give on either the above sit-chi-ations.  So why this blog?  Why a blog about a little town in Texas so remote that most people have never heard of it, can’t find it on a map, and believe is fictional?  An aside if I may, if Miller, Texas is fictional, what does that make the blogger?  A figment of the figment of someone’s imaginatio…


September 15, 2014 Well, if you are a werewolf, then you probably loved the summer of 2014.  The full supermoons, the last of which was the 9th of September, made a big splash in the media.  And yep, there are some amazing pictures, but in this intrepid blogger’s opinion the moon itself is amazing, whether or not it appears gigantic on the horizon, shades of Joe and The Volcano.  Who remembers that movie?  Anyhoo, nothing better than taking a telescope out and staring at the sky on a clear night, unless it’s staring at the stars in your SOs eyes.  Still, all in all, it is a relief to report, despite the appearance of three super-sized full moons, werewolf activity in and around Miller did not increase significantly.  Still just the one Lone Wolf out on highway 135. Awwoooooo!  On a slightly different note, or maybe not—because being moon struck might be the cause of all the tension between the BNDs—rumor has it, and everyone knows how muc…