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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From Texas (with love)!

Hello, my friends. How is everyone doing today? Let me ask you this, did you ever have doubts and depression about your future, and almost immediately receive a lucid sign that everything was going to be all right? Like most everyone else, I suffer from distraction, despair, doubts, disturbing dilemmas, and occasionally......fractures of bright light in my mental landscape of possible futures that I've chosen for myself. (I know, what the heck is this guy talking about?) 

If you are still with me, in this exercise to discern 'what the heck am I to do with the rest of my life' thoughts that I have been having lately, let me tell you about my telephone call. I suppose you have noticed that I have not been prolific in my postings, lately. At least one person has. Yesterday afternoon, I received a phone call from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. My caller ID showed me the call originated in the 250 area code. To be quite honest, I suspected a telemarketer. Usually, I don't answer such calls, but I picked the phone up and ended up having a long and lovely conversation with Robert. To my astonishment and surprise, he told me he was a fan of my blog, and asked was I okay, and wondered why I haven't posted. Thank you Robert, that was the mental/spiritual boost that I needed, and an effectual kick in the butt.(He also commented on the style of music I post.)(In a positive way).

Texas Boys.... Deluxe!

I really don't know if any of you other writers have the problem I'm having. It seems I have to have some sort of inspiration, or at least a small kernel of an idea, before I'm willing to sit down at my keyboard and write. As I told my friend in Canada, I don't have anything new to write about. I'm waiting for this lovely shackle of the house to sell. My days have been mundane and have not offered much in the way of inspiration.(Although the first half of the season finale of The Sons Of Anarchy is tonight).

 A great series on FX. 9:00 CST  (Tuesdays)

When I get uninspired, I do have a well to draw from. Through the years, I have become acquainted with many varieties of Texas music. Let me give you a quick tour. I have known and enjoyed these guys since I first met them in the 1970s. I have to tell you, Ray Benson is a character.

         Asleep at the Wheel
           ACL concert, Austin, Tx.

Bonafide Texas Boy!!

The wonderful
Robert Earl Keen
(about Lubbock)

A little Love Song
on the Corpus Christi Bay

I miss you all and I am very envious of you that are in Q (you know who you are). I will stay in touch!



  1. Good to hear from you, Michael! The waiting game is definitely no fun and totally uninspiring with no blog fodder. I agree. Keeping my eye on the prize!

    You are one up on me though. With no cable and barely anyTV at all, I'm still waiting for season 3 of SOA on hulu or netflicks grrrrr

    Love the tunes, as always. Thanks!

    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

  2. Glad you're OK. Missed reading your blog.

  3. I've missed you and I can so relate to the blog fodder emptiness. We are sitting still in Apache Junction forever (well not quite but it feels like it) and there really isn't much happening to blog about. The only good thing is we are living in our RV even though it is sitting still. Check in once in awhile.

  4. Glad to hear you are okay. It can be really hard to find something to blog about when you aren't on the road all the time. Have you thought about blogging about some of the sights in your area? Other RVers might appreciate knowing what there is to see from your perspective. How about Palo Duro Canyon for example.

  5. Have been checking your blog, Michael, and kind of wondered where you were, but I'm not an every day blogger, either, so I figured you were just out doing your thing. Once you're on the road, there's always something to write about because there's always inspiration, but longdog has a good idea!

  6. Wow, you hit a nerve on this one--I could have written it myself. I, too, am a Harley rider planning on loading it in my little toyhauler and hitting the road full time in about 18 months so I know exactly where you're coming from

    Been enjoying reading your blog. Keep it up and good luck with the house.

    Collier Carlton

  7. Are you still doing research on hitting the road? When we were doing so, we often found something that boggled our minds and just had to share it with our readers. That might be an idea for something to blog.

    I really shouldn't talk though, I've been going 4 - 6 days between blogging. I need to get back into sharing info on boondocking and the area around here.

    By the way... my blog address is in case you want to add it to your blog list. I do share insight into Quartzsite and boondocking.

  8. Judy Gail~ you are on my blog list and I really enjoy reading it!!