Houston Matters: I’m Retiring – So Now What?

Michael speaks on Houston Matters about retirement and adjusting to the changes. From the HoustonMatters.org website. Adjusting to retirement can be a challenge. From budgeting finances to staying active in the community, there are several hurdles — many of which are unexpected.  We talk about the financial and social aspects of adjusting to retirement with […]

Dr. Winters Speaks with Houston Matters

Dr. Winters comments on the recent shooting in Houston – his comments start about 27 and a half minutes into the show. Dr. Winters discusses access to mental health services, how social media can both support and be harmful to people monitoring a tragedy like the shooting. Other posts you might be interested in: Michael […]

Avocado Trees and Keeping Zipped: Homage to my Grandmothers

I was fortunate to have both of my grandmothers in my life from birth till their deaths. And in a family with 14 children – it is possible that we would not have all survived without the abundant love, support, babysitting and interaction with both Granny (Mom’s mom) and Grandmama (Dad’s mom). My grandmothers were […]

When Worlds (and Cars) Collide…

Note this is the text of Michael’s Houston Moth Story Grand Slam – held on March 4, 2016 I was eager to get back to the hospital where Kelly, the woman to whom I am married, was fighting the mother of all infections. Though in a rush to get to the Turkish restaurant where I […]

At Least Half a Million Biscuits

In my father’s lifetime he made at least half a million biscuits. You see, he made at least 10,000 biscuits a year, every year, for over 50 years. And when you do something over and over – half a million plus times -you get good at it, VERY good at it. His biscuits were light […]