Category Archives: Gate Guard

Barking Dogs

“We age as the rest of the world watches but somehow we’re the last to know” – Death Without Company by Craig Johnson This morning a dog barked. It woke me up. I had not heard that sound in over … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up” – Hunter S. Thompson We left our gate and the oil patch two weeks ago and temporarily reside in … Continue reading

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Moving On

“I just want my portion of humanity” – Unknown Today we begin another chapter. Possibly the final. We left our gate of 13 months this past Monday. Luckily, after a long idle time, the engine turned over and everything worked. … Continue reading

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The End

“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment” – The Night Shift by Brian Goldman This coming Monday (7/17) we will finally end a marathon work effort. 13 months without a break. A day off. An hour … Continue reading

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Show Biz

“You seem shocked that it’s a nasty world out there” – Julep Street by Craig Lancaster So…………………1:30 am. In bed. Asleep. Enjoying a well-earned nights rest. Not bothering a soul. At peace with the world. SUDDENLY!   ALARMINGLY!   FRIGHTENLY! My wife … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

Yesterday morning I woke, sat up and felt weak. Very weak. Could hardly move. Felt my forehead. Sweating and clammy. What the hell. Is this it? Am I kicking the bucket? Having the big one? All I could do was … Continue reading

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Heat Index

This time of the year people start to ruminate about WEATHER. HOT WEATHER. TEXAS SUMMER. For me, I love everything about Texas except JULY & AUGUST. In a matter of weeks hell envelops us and air conditioners become our life … Continue reading

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You

“Are we all equally sick? Is the difference only who lets the monster loose and who doesn’t?” – Police by Jo Nesbo I wonder. If I wasn’t me, would I like me? Why is it that as we grow older … Continue reading

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The Boss?

“People can change, but they cannot change their essential natures.” – Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman What to do. What to do. Ever had a boss you liked personally who had no business being a boss? Who had no … Continue reading

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Kitchen Logic

“His senses went numb at the mystery and immensity of time” – Police by Jo Nesbo Dad……….this morning mom said something about Kitchen Logic. What was she talking about? Well son…….have you heard of Black Holes in space? Dark matter? … Continue reading

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