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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, there's a place below 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!



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Case Almost Had A Seagull Land In His Lap

Posted 05-21-2021 at 04:50 PM by case44
Updated 06-12-2021 at 02:08 PM by case44

Rush hour in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, knows no boundaries. And in some cases, it includes that which flies above us.

So, your writer leaves work this afternoon and drives over to pick up a little supper from Panda Express, and coming off of Interstate 635 onto Texas Highway 121, there they were. It was a flock of seagulls dispersing from what looked like a group meeting. Guess they were visiting North Texas from Galveston. After all, they needed to escape what may become the first tropical disturbance of hurricane season, but I digress. Back to Case now, and he saw one of the seagulls trying to fly away,...................right into the path of my car and dangerously near my perfectly-positioned windshield. I dang near collided with said seagull, but I also was wise enough to slow down (in the acceleration lane, no less) and avoid hitting the airborne bird. From my perspective, it looked like he was going to go right through my windshield, and into my lap! That's right. Case with a seagull, potentially, in my lap on the Friday drive home.

Don't worry, everybody's OK. Bird, Case, car. All fine.

If this had been, say, Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, then this would have made a picture-worthy scene. As it is, though, the experience in my own hometown was still funny enough.
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  1. Old Comment
    A bird in the hand?

    I guess that didn't fly with you....
    Posted 06-12-2021 at 10:31 AM by malfunction malfunction is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Thank goodness you didn't have car damage along the way. Frightening, to say the least.
    Posted 06-12-2021 at 12:27 PM by Gurn350 Gurn350 is offline
  3. Old Comment
    At least, I could have flipped him the bird!
    Posted 06-29-2021 at 06:22 PM by case44 case44 is online now

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