Back to Tyler

Going to Mississippi and back I learned and saw a lot of neat things. While there I learned a little more about our family heritage and our genealogy. My mother's side of the family has a long history in the area. One of the most interesting things I d more »

Get a map!

Before our trip I used mapquest.com to print out a map and directions. As a programmer I know the concepts of AI (artificial intelligence) that could be used to generate such maps. They usually do pretty good but in this one there seems to be some pers more »

Sports

Much of the world lives on generalization. If more of a group does a certain thing we say they all do. Or we say "much of the world" is that way. :) I'm not too sure how true it is but much of the media has po more »

Family Stage

Some years ago I remember listening to (or was it reading?) something about the stages of life each person goes through. While all of it doesn't apply to everyone there are certain things that have more interest to us at age 50 than at age 20. more »

Remembering

Except for the annual mention of Pearl Harbor in the newspaper much of Pearl Harbor is now forgotten. It's not that people don't remember that December 7 is Pearl Harbor day but the masses have apparently forgotten the significance of the day and the i more »

Road Politics

I was going to my brother's wedding this weekend and we set out for Mississippi today. The weather was nice and the reliability of our transportation surprised one of us. The one thing that I noted was that Mississippi had the best roads. Texas roads have more »

DO NOT TALK TO MY PARROT!!!

Wanda's dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day she told the repairman "I'll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher leave the bill on the counter and I'll mail you a c more »