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Sunday, November 9th, 2008

This Martian Life: A Day of Thanksgiving

One of my most vivid memories of childhood is a hot dog bun and mustard sandwich. That’s it, just one hot dog bun and a thin strand of mustard for flavor. That was dinner for that day. That’s all there was to eat. My parents, who were both employed and worked as hard as they

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This Martian Life: Endorse this

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me if Newstreamz would be making endorsements in the upcoming elections for mayor, city council, commissioners court and others, I might have about .85 cents. That’s .85...

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

This Martian Life: The kids these days…

I just got done with a midterm. I probably didn’t do too well on it. This is a tough class. It’s not just the material, but also a professor that sets high standards, some would say too...

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Run With Moe – 10/16/08

There is still time to register for the Red Ribbon 5 K Run and Family 1 K Run/Walk. The race is next Saturday, October 18th at the River Ridge course starting at 8:30 a.m. for the 5...

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

This Martian Life: Automatic (hopefully) for the people

I’m going to do something profoundly dumb here and I’m going to do it for profoundly selfish reasons. I think we need to create a new position in county government. It seems we have all the basics...

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

This Martian Life: You don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

I get drunk maybe twice a year, and in no particular order. I go to bars in San Marcos about 5 or 6 times a year, and usually with friends.  There’s no alcohol at my apartment. It...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

This Martian Life: The Art of the Smear

Autumn is my favorite season. Pardon me for going a little Martha Stewart here but it’s so nice. Leaves change. Warm smells begin to linger in the air. The holiday season beckons from just around the corner....

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

This Martian Life: For the Love of Dog

I’ve had two dogs in my life that have passed on; A German Shepherd/Collie mix named Aspen and a Bassett Hound named Claire and I loved them both probably more than I loved myself. A dog isn’t...

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Movin' on up

Just as the George and Weezy moved East when their chain of dry cleaning stores expanded, Newstreamz headed East recently. It wasn’t a big move (just one door down) but the new location is a definite step...

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