If you have your hands on a rare Texas Tom Cutting or Brisket Board, it will last for years with some basic maintenance. But remember—it is a cutting board and is meant to be used. It will get cuts and dings, but that’s just patina. Enjoy using it! First, the DON’T’s: Don’t treat your cutting … Continue reading Caring for your Texas Tom Board
The world is weird. If any proof was needed, the first few months of 2020 provided it. But did we need proof? Didn’t we already know that you only have to scratch the surface to see the weirdness beneath? Sometimes it oozes out, suppurates, infects; sometimes it leaps out, takes root and blossoms. We get … Continue reading Rabbit Hole 0
I’ve heard many arguments in favor of taxing churches. For instance, if they get involved in politics by preaching favorably, or not, for a particular candidate, then they are indeed helping to direct government policy. All Presidents like to say they are this religion or that religion and make a big show of attending this … Continue reading Taxing Churches
I brought Ellie Mae to my office today. She wasn't socialized much in her previous life. I need her to not chase bicycles and joggers when we're out for a walk. I need her to not be scared when I have visitors at the house. I'm not going to say that today was a total … Continue reading Ellie Mae at the Office
After having put down our last dog, Lex, I've been teasing myself by going to the shelters around my hometown, looking at the dogs. I'm not sure if I was truly looking for one, but I was playing with them, taking them for walks, donated puppy and dog food. I finally found one that seemed … Continue reading Ellie Mae
Had a fabulous time this past weekend at the Nashville Dance Classic. I won first place in the Silver and Diamond Pro-Am Newcomer divisions with my pro, Laura Thrash. Barbara Stone and I also won first place in the Silver and Diamond Couples Newcomer divisions. Tom and Laura, Cha Cha! Tom and Laura, Triple Two … Continue reading Nashville Dance Classic 2019
New Short Story published. Find it in the Lowestoft Chronicle An indefatigable post-WWI pilot is given the unenviable task of securing permission for the French Foreign Legion to use a valley in the Middle East.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W7WKY9R/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0 I'll be selling and signing copies at Spooky Spectacle (https://www.spookyspectacle.com/). If you bring a copy of the book with you, bought from Amazon for instance, I'll give you a FREE copy of either "Candle in the Night" or "Eye of God's Wrath" while supplies last.
To https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEwCoOS3gJ4&fbclid=IwAR3QjCHGDA0RVbWs17O-d7ClM_ZqMhXsnjI1mWYwsZhnDGsjR740owvj_ko Tom and Barb performing Team Thrashdance's Newcomer Night Club Two-Step Routine at Studio 22's Margarita Madness 2019 to Kenny Chesney's "Everybody Wants to go to Heaven." Thanks to Jim Weber for sponsoring us.
How do you measure the worth of a dog? By every metric I can think of, my black and tan standard Dachshund, Lex Bont the Wonder Dog, was not the best dog I've ever owned. Not by a long stretch. He was a hard-headed cuss that took years to house train and then, for the … Continue reading The Measure of a Dog