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Rumination XXVIII – 25 Things Never Said by a Real Texan

It’s been a mighty long time since the RT has written anything about the Good Ol’ Republc of Texas. So here goes. Twenty-Five things you’ll never hear a Real Texan say: I wish I lived somewhere else. This chili is … Continue reading

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The Rambling Texan’s Austria-Bavaria Travel Guide – Teil Zwei (Part Two)

Realizing that Teil Ein (Part One) of The Rambling Texan’s Austria-Bavaria Travel Guide was entirely too much reading for the RT’s ADHD readers to endure in one sitting, future sections of this ever-expanding document will be much briefer. Here are … Continue reading

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The Rambling Texan’s Austria-Bavaria Travel Guide

Regular readers of the RT’s ramblings will immediately recognize that this post does not carry the RT’s typical headline of “Rumination”. Instead, the following is a free Austria-Bavaria (AusBav) travel guide, based on his recent trip with his daughters to … Continue reading

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Rumination XXVII -Call Me “Mallard” …

I ask that you, Dear Reader, not refer to me as the RT any more. From now on, please call me “Mallard”.  “Why”, you ask? Well, for years, I’ve been a duck trapped inside a homo sapiens’ body. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Rumination XXVI – The Truce of the Bear

This must be a good week for Kipling. My last post centered on a poem by Kipling that my Mom often quoted when I was young: “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” This one focuses on another one of Kipling’s … Continue reading

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Rumination XXV – The Gods of the Copybook Headings

The RT misses his Mama. I lost her 15 years ago, but I still think about her almost every day. Gerry Lou had a sharp mind, keen insight and a rapier wit. Maybe folks will say the same about me … Continue reading

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Rumination XXIV – Let’s Be Color-Blind

Given the random nature of the RT’s posts, it may come as a surprise to learn that there actually is some planning that goes into what I write. I maintain an ever-growing list of topics that I want to write … Continue reading

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Rumination XXIII – What Are You Willing To Die For?

The RT had the opportunity to travel Deep into the Heart of the Great Republic of Texas last week. A conference in San Antonio gave me an opportunity to stroll through the plaza in front of The Shrine of Texas … Continue reading

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Rumination XXII – We Must Be VERY Careful

Earlier this week, I posted a photo on Facebook that compared a quotation from a current political figure about the value of the state over the individual with a very similar quote from Adolph Hitler (his quote in the photo … Continue reading

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Rumination XXI – It’s True: You Can Never Go Home

It’s official … I’ve now returned to every place my family lived as we trekked across the United States as part of my Dad’s railroad career. Being a railroad family is much like being a military family. Every two to … Continue reading

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