Make My Day

If I were to say that I've been Eastwooding longer than Clint Eastwood has been Eastwooding, well, I'm sure that would cause people to think to themselves, hey, this dude is cooler than Eastwood. Now, I'm not exactly saying that I've been Eastwooding longer than Clint has, because I'm still trying to decide...

Glimpse into the Future

Last night, as Kit and I watched an episode of the original Star Trek, we encountered this scene of Doctor McCoy handing Spock what I would have to describe as a computer diskette (as Nurse Chapel, on the left, looks on). We'd been seeing this sort of thing in other episodes - the use of diskettes. The...

Only in Texas: Chicken-fried Bacon

It’s called “chicken-fried bacon.” As someone once described it, “They've taken fat, they've double-coated it in fat, they've fried it in more fat, and then they've served it with a side order of fat.” And, so, when I found this dish on the menu at a restaurant (Catfish Corner) here in my hometown...

Out for a Virtual Drive

"Driving" on Google Street View. The other day, on the phone with my dad, I was telling him that he could see his home in Maysville, Okla., online if he went to "Google Maps." Not just a satellite view but a street view. He'd never heard of such a thing, and I showed him how to find it online, which he did....

A Crossword Dropout Says His Buh-Bye

Puzzled No More   By Jesse Mullins The old crossword puzzle game. Where did it originate? Who first constructed one? What are its sociological implications? These are all questions I cannot answer. They are very dull and pointless questions also, so I will proceed at once to the meat of this little...

A Lighter Slice of the Writing Life

This was a piece I wrote quite a few years ago. It's - whew  : - )  - a true story. Oh, I didn't leave the recorded phone message. I only wanted to. But every other call actually happened. I am wiser now. : - ) In the Yellow Pages, Under “Writers” By Jesse Mullins There once was a writer who wanted...