The Gifted Underachiever

My life so far

Category: What was I thinking?

Some people should have no free time to let their mind wander.

The Angel of Mowata

My Aunt Sis won her battle with death last evening slipping into the arms of the angels who had been waiting patiently for 95 years for one of their own to return home. Through no effort of my own I am related to a number of awe inspiring people whom have endured and survived amazing hardships and still managed to love. My Aunt Sis, Sister Isidore Bollich also known as […]

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Marcia in one word

On behalf of my brothers, our wives and families, I want to sincerely express how blessed we are that so many have joined in the celebration of my sister’s life. We are humbled by your love for this beautiful woman. This will always remind me of Marcia. It’s a plastic cup. It’s cheap. And I don’t care to drink from them. But they will always remind me of her. Whenever […]

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Untethering

This is the story how I cut the cord. OK, so I didn’t cut all of the cords, but I jettisoned the more expensive ones. It started when Cox, a company with whom I’ve been associated for over nine years, decided to more than double my bill. Cox was a bundle, and as we all know, bundles are your best value. Well, I’ve come to learn that bundles are the […]

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Battling the Death Star

Not long after the turn of the century I was searching for a new cell phone plan. The offerings were meager in those early frontier days, and the biggest player in the field in the Dallas/Fort Worth area was Cingular, aka AT&T. Fortunately, our needs were simple: three cell phones for mom, dad, and daughter away at college. What sold this particular plan was that calls between our family phones […]

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