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Halloween in September

According to the stores, it is now time—maybe past time—that I started stocking up for Halloween. I should be buying lots of candy and preparing to decorate my house in what would be particularly ghoulish fashion if the fake spider-webs weren’t so chintzy compared to the real spiderwebs I find building all over every day anyway.

Overriding Veto of Annoyance

I had promised myself that I wouldn’t spend this week’s column writing about the immense train wreck that is our modern political system, but with the networks and papers and internet covering nothing else, I find it harder and harder to contain myself. Even here, in the great state of Texas, where our beloved Texas Rangers are more than half way to becoming the Buffalo Bills of Major League Baseball, all anyone is talking about is politics.

As we swing into the second week of political conventions, I think I speak for most of us when I say, “Please! Enough already!”

"TimeKeeperS" Now Available on Nook!

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New Novel Available TODAY!

My newest novel, a time-traveling detective novel set in both the future and the past is available for Kindle today! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00942U7ZI (Nook coming soon)

When semi-retired detective Bat Garrett wakes up one morning with the wrong wife, he knows something is wrong.

Jody’s dead. His grandson Edward is dead. A young woman named Marianne went to the future by herself.

Political Convention

A large and vocal portion of our population watched the weather quite closely last week so as to keep track of Hurricane Isaac. They weren’t worried about whether this weather would destroy property or kill people, but whether it would disrupt the Republican National Convention.

These people were, of course, reporters. No one else cares about the conventions … except maybe some of the people who go. One gets the sense that they care because it’s a vacation with like-minded political folks and not because it’s any kind of history-making affair.

Political Convention 2012

A large and vocal portion of our population watched the weather quite closely so as to keep track of Hurricane Isaac. They weren’t worried about whether this weather would destroy property or kill people, but whether it would disrupt the Republican National Convention.

These people were, of course, reporters. No one else cares about the conventions … except maybe some of the people who go. One gets the sense that they care because it’s a vacation with like-minded political folks and not because it’s any kind of history-making affair.

A New “Social” Disease?!?

I don’t know about you, but I’m just about to the end of my fascination with “social media” in general and Facebook in particular.

No, this isn’t going to be a rant about the dropping stock prices or anything like that, I just suddenly decided I was tired of it. This is not necessarily a new phenomena for me.

Cookie Dilemma

So I go to the refrigerator, where I know there are some cookies leftover from Sunday night’s party. “I’ll just have one,” I tell myself. My self knows better, but it's polite enough not to call me a liar right there in front of me.

I reach into the bag to grab ONE cookie, but when I pull my hand out, I have two cookies. Honestly, it was not a case of overreach. What had happened was that I had grabbed one cookie (a “fudge stripe wanna-be”) but it had melted to the cookie next to it. It really was not my fault that I grabbed two cookies.

Quoting the Unknown

OK, if I ask you to fill in the blank on the following sentence, how would you do? “A bird in the hand is worth two in the _______.” If you answered “Reggie”, then you have already been watching too much football. The correct answer is “Bush”.

Back to School

It’s on the minds of our kids: school. You can’t miss the tell-tale signs: large displays of spiral notebooks at the stores, sports teams already starting practices, and nightly news notes about getting the kids immunized.

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