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Welcome To Case's Column

Since this will be my first venture into the mysterious world of blogging, let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings "Case's Column". I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, I'll set aside a place here for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Here you are. My very first blog page. Come on in and share in the experience. I'm interested in seeing where this is all going. And thanks in advance for dropping by!




A Funny Buc-ee's Story You Would Not Believe

Posted Today at 07:26 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

If you've ever traveled my home state of Texas, then chances are, you've probably stumbled upon one of my favorite franchises, and that's Buc-ee's.

You know about them. It's a big convenience store on steroids. Each travel center has about one hundred gas pumps. Lots of things in the store which range from food to clothes to collectibles, and the list goes on.

Well, I'd like to share a humorous story about their Madisonville location, which I've...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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Scattershooting / Turning Over A New Leaf In Fall

Posted Yesterday at 12:42 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Here we go once again with more here and more there in this haven of readership which we call Case's Column. Fall is officially in the air, so if you're ready for a gathering around our computer campfire, then make sure you have plenty of marshmallows.


Well, you know it's fall when we start sayings like cold front as opposed to cool front. Fall become official on Thursday, and football is well underway. My Texas Longhorns might not...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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Houston's Brown Rides Off Into The Sunset

Posted 09-22-2016 at 09:54 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

In my last post, I talked about this writer getting a new job. In this post, I'm going to talk about somebody else retiring from his.

It doesn't seem possible if you're a Houston Astros fan, and, for many years, you've seen this broadcaster on TV doing play-by-play. Many games, many calls, many of them very memorable. But the truth is now out: Bill Brown decided that this was the right time.

The guy we like to call "Brownie" is...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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I've Got A New Job --- And I'm In

Posted 09-21-2016 at 07:30 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

The suspense was deafening. So much so that if a pin were to drop, it'd sound like an anvil in a Wile E. Coyote cartoon.

You should have seen The Case while he waited for a decision on a job offer. It took a week since an interview (actually, a second one) had taken place. I wondered if I'd ever hear from my new manager or the HR rep. And then.........

That moment came!

I got the HR rep on the phone and we nailed everything down and signed...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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Tooth Be Told? Addition By Extraction

Posted 09-15-2016 at 09:20 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Sometimes, one takes the good with the bad. Other times, one replaces the bad with the good.

The tooth in the lower bridge where I've had a root canal done several years back had acted up a few months ago, and by the time I got to the specialist, the tooth could no longer be saved. So, this writer had to see another specialist..........to extract the tooth!

It had become time for that, as much as I hate losing body parts. First, my thyroid...
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