A Texas A&M Story with Ties to Muleshoe

I read this article in the current Texas A&M Foundation Spirit Magazine, and when I got near the end, the name Muleshoe jumped out at me! The story of the cannon that is fired after each time the Aggies score was interesting in itself, but when I read that someone...

Pumpkins and Succulents

I fear I’m a bit late with this, but perhaps it will be something you might want to do next year for some fall decorations. I bought one of those big, flat pumpkins that has a deep depression where the stem would be. Alas, I don’t remember what variety of pumpkin this...

A Quick Vocabulary/Connotation Lesson: Lady vs. Woman

I’ve heard that snarky comment that old teachers never die; they just lose their class. Well, I, too, may have lost my class, but I think that for me the snarky comment that fits is old English teachers never die, they just keep correcting people’s grammar. Aha! But...

Tiger Jaws Make Nice Flowers

Faucaria tigrina, commonly called Tiger Jaws, is a lovely little succulent plant  that is blooming now. The blooms open mid-day and evening for two or three days before they are spent. Look closely and you can see tips on the leaves shaped like teeth, which is...

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