Last Thursday, we did something new at Texas811. We posted on Facebook our first video explaining what we do. It’s titled Faces of Texas811. Not wanting to steal the video’s thunder, we’re presenting it without additional explanation. Click here Let us know what you think!
It was 50 years ago this week that NBC premiered a new television series that went boldly where no network programming had gone before. The show, of course, was Star Trek. Though it only lasted three years in primetime, reruns went on, and on, and on – culminating in numerous spin off series and movies until […]
Since we work in the 811 industry, we sometimes take for granted our own inside knowledge – but it’s knowledge that has to be shared with everyone for it to be really effective. In my role for Texas811, I attend home and garden shows, health fairs, engineering conclaves, you name it. Without fail – and […]
Have you ever begun a project with the best of intentions, only to find that after much labor (and sometimes much cursing) it’s just not going the direction you want it to go in and you have to abandon it in favor of a completely different approach? We all have. It’s irritating and frustrating, […]
Yeah, yeah, I know you’ve heard the title of this blog before. Someone telling you that YOU are the one person most responsible for your own safety. “But I’m working with a bunch of other folks – can’t one of them watch out for me?” The answer to that question is NO. […]
There’s a scene in Mel Brook’s classic “Young Frankenstein” where Doctor Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) is pounding on the chest of his creation (Peter Boyle) in an agony of frustration, crying out “Life! Give my creation life!” Well, of course the Monster does come to life, with hilarious results. Over the weekend, I […]
Happy July 5th! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. You know, one of the things that makes our nation great is our ability to partner up and work together – to do what it takes to get the job done. For example, take the construction of the first transcontinental railroad back […]
I’ve made my living as a writer since 1981. Today, there are no words. Until next week, safe digging.
The Longest Day is the name of a book by the late author Cornelius Ryan, that describes in painstaking detail from the point of view of participants who were actually there – the June 6, 1944 Normandy D-Day landings. Today is June 6 – the 72nd anniversary of the storming of the beaches by Allied […]
The first day of summer is officially June 20th, at the solstice – but the passing of the Memorial Day holiday really kicks off the summer season. I don’t know where you are reading this, but it’s being written in Dallas, Texas – usually not a pleasant place in the summer, but then again, neither […]