If You Use Facebook on Your Phone, PLEASE READ THIS

This is important information about using the Facebook mobile app on a mobile device. Read and click on the LINK for the whole story. It’s scary.

The Accidental Cootchie Mama

It’s no secret that I deplore Facebook. I use it because I must. Therefore, I am diligent in trying to understand how Facebook works. As a result, I deleted the Facebook mobile app from my iPhone more than a year ago.

If you are still using the Facebook mobile app on your smartphone or other mobile device, you really, REALLY need to read this article by Nick Russo. Drop EVERYTHING you’re doing and READ IT.

I’ll wait.


We may live in a world with no privacy, but Facebook’s coming changes to its Messenger app are an obscene violation of your privacy. If you don’t want Facebook to farm every aspect of your life (record every phone call you make, log every place you go, know everyone you talk with AND WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT), I urge you to consider deleting the Facebook app from your mobile devices before the…

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This Is a Test–Only a Test–Plus a Mouse

Please bear with me. I'm trying something new. Because I can't visualize what will happen after I follow instructions, I have to experiment. This may take several tries. Just ignore me and speak among yourselves. If there's no one to visit with, feel free to observe this mouse. He was a favorite toy, but one … Continue reading This Is a Test–Only a Test–Plus a Mouse

The Fashionable Cows of DFW: A Lone Star Attitude

[There may be long blank spaces in this post. Please don't stop reading--scroll all the way to the end. The blank spaces are beyond my control.] In keeping with Dallas' role as both the sine qua non and the arbiter elegantiae of Lone Star fashion, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport houses a number of … Continue reading The Fashionable Cows of DFW: A Lone Star Attitude

Wremembering Wray

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Writing Wranglers and Warriors


Posted by Kathy Waller

On Friday evening family and friends gathered at a small country church outside Kansas City, Missouri, to celebrate the life of my cousin Wray Worden, who died last month at the age of seventy-six.

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Wray, thirteen years older than I, and his two sisters served as my parents’ first children. They set a high standard I’ve never quite come up to.

During our last visit, two years ago, Wray talked about visiting with my family in small-town Texas. Afterward, I wrote a post about that conversation. I’ve since realized that many of my memories were really his.

So I’m repeating that post here, as my part in Wremembering Wray.


January 24, 2012

wray-1I returned Sunday from four days in Higginsville, Missouri. I had accompanied my cousin Mary Veazey to see her brother, Wray, and his family. Wray has been in the hospital in Kansas…

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I Kid You Not

On a quick trip to Missouri, staying in the boonies past the outskirts of Kansas City, in a possibly no-star hotel, adequate except for its lack of elevator, and proximity to restaurants without golden arches. Checked online under Dining. First thing I saw was the ad at the top of the page: What's the best … Continue reading I Kid You Not

Adventure in the Far West

A week in beautiful Alpine, Texas, to attend the Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Institute held unparalleled adventure for Gale and me. It started with getting lost about twenty miles from home and ended with finding a dead banana at the bottom of my Austin Mystery Writers tote bag. In between lay being rear-ended … Continue reading Adventure in the Far West


Dinner with the cast of Giant at El Paisano in Marfa, Texas.   Photographs of James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson by Kathy Waller shot from photographs hanging in El Paisano Hotel, Marfa, Texas Related articles Video: Pop Pilgrims 2012: James Dean's last movie was Marfa, Texas' first Hollywood experience "60 Minutes" to air … Continue reading Elegance

A Finely Shaped Head

When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of the head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it. Like a shiny, hard corn kernel or a riverbed … Continue reading A Finely Shaped Head