Author Archives: dperras56

Being There

“Sometimes it’s heaven and sometimes it’s hell and sometimes I don’t even know.” -Willie Nelson A friend answered an e-mail that I had sent to her. “Good rant,” she wrote. “But so true !” Rant ? I wondered. I don’t … Continue reading

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Up and At ‘Em

Lately, it’s occurred to me What a long, strange trip it’s been. ‘Truckin’- The Grateful Dead “Doesn’t Dad weigh about,like ninety pounds now?”, my son Adam asked my daughter Rachelle from the outback in Australia where he has been working … Continue reading

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Trek Take-Off

As we organized our backpacks in the Kathmandu Guest House the evening before the actual trek began, Brenda offered me plastic bags to keep my things organized. “You know, one for the heavier clothing, one for the laundry,” blah,blah,blah. I … Continue reading

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Kathmandu

Apparently the way to go for any wannabe writers are romance novels. They are the best sellers in modern day literature. But for a guy whose first gift to his prospective wife was a tiny cactus plant, followed by a … Continue reading

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On the Road to Nepal

One can sometimes have great, deep thoughts at elevated altitudes, which usually reveal themselves as nonsense once one returns to a lower, livable altitude. That’s not really true in my case. At the beginning of our most-recent Asian excursion my … Continue reading

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Goin’ Back to Houston

“I’ve been through hell and half of Texas.” -Janis Joplin “If I owned both hell and Texas, I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.” -General Philip Sheridan, Union General during the Civil War commenting on the Texas countryside during … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

“I’ve always been crazy but it’s kept me from going insane.” -Waylon Jennings The sign in the Bed and Breakfast’s bathroom wall read: Our aim is to keep the bathrooms clean. Gentlemen: Stand closer. It’s shorter than you think. Ladies: … Continue reading

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