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Welcome To Case's Column

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. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

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.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

Regards,

case44

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Barbecue Tour? I'll Think About It

Posted 10-15-2017 at 05:59 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 10-15-2017 at 07:27 PM by case44

With as much barbecue as we have in Texas, I'm thinking of possibly doing a tour. Problem is, there is good barbecue in a few different regions, and some of them are many miles apart from one another.

Since the big subject of barbecue in Texas usually takes place in Central Texas (aka The Barbecue Belt), I can just narrow it down to that area for one tour. I'd have to spend some evenings in Austin (since, hey, I've got to stay in a hotel to cover multiple days )...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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Frisco Schools Enjoying Success In Football

Posted 10-09-2017 at 02:41 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 10-09-2017 at 06:49 PM by case44

Many moons ago, Frisco, Texas, was a one-high-school town. They had marginal success on the football field, but at least, they provided a great gathering place on Friday nights to take part in that great Texas tradition.

Fast-forward to today, where Frisco has more high schools than you can shake a stick at, along with more population and more rooftops. They've gone from a marginal football reputation to plenty of excitement. Wakeland High School has been the most...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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There Is A Place To Dispose Of Coupons When I Can't Use Them

Posted 10-07-2017 at 08:43 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Each month in my trusty mailbox, I get bills, cards, junk mail, and coupons. What I especially look for are coupons from nearby restaurants, most often a national chain. If I can use a few, then I certainly will, since I'm single and,...........well, by myself.

But what if I can't use some? What happens to them? Trash can? (~Cue buzzer for wrong answer~) Nope. I have a connection that is helping me. Besides, it's not just what you know;...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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Yet Another American Tragedy: Thoughts And Prayers For The People In Vegas

Posted 10-02-2017 at 06:33 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 10-02-2017 at 06:47 PM by case44

It's getting to be more of a common sight in America these days. Mass shootings in public places, previously a rare happening just a few short years ago, are now, sadly, way more frequent in today's society.

They always hit close to home, but this one really has for country music fans last night. Artists Jason Aldean and John Rich (of Big & Rich) were performing on stages near the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas when a crazed gunman used his ammo and opened...
Life Is Short -- Explore Texas
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Peak Season At Work: Time For Some Overtime

Posted 09-30-2017 at 08:22 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Even after one year in Customs Brokerage at work, I am still learning the phases of volume that my portion of the industry faces each season. Ordinarily, at this time of the year, volume tends to be higher, and so, many of the folks in my work area will be working higher amounts of overtime as we head info fall, toward Christmas.

Yours truly will also be diving in. In the parlance of departmental expectations, it's that time of year again. I expect the overtime...
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