Tweet That!

A growing trend among bloggers is to provide readers with pre-fabricated tweets – such as a short quote from a blog post – that can be tweeted instantly simply by clicking on a link that says “Tweet that” or “Click to tweet” after the quote. I call these “Quick Tweets”. Here is an example.

Quick Tweets can help spread your blog’s message. (Tweet that!)

Go ahead and click on “Tweet that!” and see what happens.

Flying in Formation

(cc) lostinfog - Flickr

(cc) lostinfog – Flickr

Last Friday evening I was driving south on Interstate 35E, coming back into Waxahachie from Dallas. It was about 7:30 PM. I had my window rolled down, enjoying the leisurely drive. All along the 35-mile route, I saw small flocks of migratory birds flying north. Many of the birds were flying in the typical V-formation.

You have probably noticed, as I have, that quite often, when migratory birds fly in a V-formation, one side of the V is longer than the other side. I have wondered as to the reason for this phenomenon. Is it more aerodynamically efficient? Does it help with navigation? After doing some heavy research, I have discovered the answer. I think you will be fascinated.

The List

My friend PamPam Nelson, a dear friend and high school classmate, recently posted to her Facebook status a thought-provoking list of “to do” items that will make anyone’s life more meaningful. I was intrigued as to the source of the list, so I Googled a few of the list items and found several websites with a nearly-identical list of 39 items, including the items from Pam’s Facebook list. I have edited the list in a few places for increased clarity or meaning, and have included relevant sources where appropriate. I want to share the list with you on the eve of this new year. Some of the list items will resonate with you more than others. That’s OK. Pick and choose the ones that mean the most to you, and resolve to incorporate them into your daily journey. I pray God’s richest blessings on you and yours for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

The Last of a Dying Breed

Horace and Doris Bratcher

Horace and Doris Bratcher

Horace Bratcher is a dear friend. He has been around nearly twice as long as I have, and he likes to say that he has spent his life “collecting experiences”. He is quite the philosopher, and has spent untold hours at the local Public Library reading voraciously, expanding his knowledge, always looking for tidbits of wisdom that he can incorporate into his already vast storehouse, and can then share with others.

Horace comes by my office nearly every day to visit. He almost always has one of those tidbits of philosophical wisdom to offer, usually accompanied by a story. Horace has lots of stories. I have learned much from Horace Bratcher, from his homespun philosophy, and from his stories. Now, it is time to tell Horace’s story.