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PingWi-Fi Backing Blue, Packing Smart Phone, On The Scene

April 24th, 2017 · Tags: Cities · Satire · Sports

My morning bicycle ride through a wooded park on the way to the Trinity River was virtually uneventful, except for the very, very large woman feeding her very tiny baby at the park bench — the absolute closest bench to the trail, as conspicuous as possible. So genteel and subtle:)

What’s the old baseball joke about that? … “Two out, one man on” or something like that .. I digress …

On I sped, peddling away.

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‘Bomb City’ – A Texas Clash Of Punks, Preppies

April 10th, 2017 · Tags: Arts

 

 

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“Bomb City” Entourage

If you hang out at a film festival it’s only a matter of time … right place, right time and you will meet celebrities … The PingTeam has been fortunate enough to rub shoulders with a number of stars in our Sundance Film Festival excursions … hah … one chance meeting almost landed us in an episode of “Entourage.”

 

Drama At Sundance

Drama At Sundance

 

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PingWi-Fi Grapples With Manhood At Wi-Fi Neutral Silos

March 28th, 2017 · Tags: Uncategorized

POSTCARDS

Did the city of Waco, Texas have any role in the inception of the worldwide phenomena that is Magnolia Market, Magnolia Bakery, Magnolia Farms and of course, TV juggernaut Fixer Upper?  It’s incredible!  Regardless … what a boon to Waco.  I have seen the show a few times, and I always walk away thinking “Why in the world are all those house-hunting folks moving to Waco?”.

Have you seen the show? ( … Asking the guys … Women, I know you have.)

 

https://magnoliamarket.com/a-peek-into-our-past/

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Permian Smoke, Little Wi-Fi Among Dunes – HardWars

March 18th, 2017 · Tags: Uncategorized

CARLSBAD CACTUS

 

For the first time ever, I really struggled with heading out to work at “The Dirty Gig” the other day. Our disaster recovery team is working healing magic on a hospital.  And sure, I was tired from long hours and lack of sleep, but it was something else slowing me down.  I made the mistake of turning on a classic movie channel during breakfast.  Before I knew it, I was engrossed in one of the best movies of my childhood — “The Flight Of The Phoenix” … not the recent cheap imitation, the original with Ernest Borgnine and Gary Stewart.  Darn it.  Just as the toy airplane mechanic was about to snap as the stranded men doubted that his German engineering skills could lift their crashed airplane out of the Middle East desert … I had to go to work.

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Peace For A Life Advocate, Despite Role As ‘Roe’ Vs. Wade

February 18th, 2017 · Tags: Uncategorized

I just heard that Norma McCorvey passed away, perhaps best known as the “Roe” of the landmark Roe vs. Wade case, which of course paved the way for millions of legal abortions in The United States.

In the late ’90s, I got to visit with Ms. McCorvey when I gave her media training in Dallas. She was not the person I have read about today in some of the articles about her life. I will always remember how she spoke of being misled and even railroaded into her dubious position as the poster child for the abortion movement.

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Happy Birthday Joe Ely … Thanks For The Memories

February 10th, 2017 · Tags: Uncategorized

I am late to the party — a day late and a dollar short — to wish Lubbock’s Joe Ely a happy 70th birthday.  It sounds like quite a party they have planned down in Austin … jealous.

Let’s talk Ely. 

 

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Bad Wi-Fi Leads To Miraculous Astronomical Observation

January 12th, 2017 · Tags: Uncategorized

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Last night my two high school spinal injuries were talking to me, keeping me awake past the normal cut off point for my day.  I counted sheep … well, no, I didn’t.  I am lying.  I read Facebook and Twitter and such.  No likes. No dice.  Still awake.  Then I decided to fire up an HBO movie in bed with my AppleTV unit.  Was that Costner?  Some detective show was just about to suck me in, when the picture froze, the scene buffered, and I began to curse AT&T Uverse Wi-Fi for the poor reception way back in the bedroom.

Naturally, I headed to the kitchen to see what’s to eat.

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Throwback Army Running Attack Outlasts Highflying Eagles

December 30th, 2016 · Tags: Uncategorized

Two minutes left in the game and 75 yards of natural turf ahead of you … who would you want as your field general? The two-minute drill. Many might say Graham Harrell, if they have seen the replay of arguably the biggest come-from-behind upset in college football in the last 10 years.

 

Harrell On The Offensive

Harrell On The Offensive

That was the scenario at the 2016 Zaxby’s Heart Of Dallas Bowl matching the West Point Black Knights of Army against the North Texas Mean Green Eagles … only this time Harrell was offensive coordinator, rather than the quarterback who threw that famous touchdown in ’08 to Michael Crabtree vaulting the receiver to instant stardom and a lucrative NFL career.

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Your Wi-Fi FlipChart Of Heart Of Dallas Bowl:)

December 29th, 2016 · Tags: Uncategorized

LA Tech Prevails In Armed Forces Bowl: Shootout Of The Year

December 23rd, 2016 · Tags: Uncategorized

A cloudy Fort Worth sky prevented the pre-game fly over at The 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.  There wasn’t an air-raid offense in sight, per se.  But the bowl matchup still set a new record for points with 93 cumulative — 48 of those tallied by Louisiana Tech in a three-point win over Navy, with a walk off field goal.

LA Tech set tone early, with Carlo Henderson’s 86-yard return of the opening kickoff, setting up the game’s first score, 7-0, with 13:35 remaining in the first quarter.  Navy followed up with a fumble at the LA Tech 48 yard line on its second play from scrimmage, shifting all momentum to the Bulldogs. LA Tech answered with its second score, a 22-yard field goal by Jonathan Barnes, 10-zip.  On their ensuing possession, Navy moved the ball only seven yards on three plays before punting and it looked as if it could be a long day for The Midshipmen.

Forget that. On the next series, the Navy defense took control, sacking LA Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins for a seven-yard loss.  After three and out, Navy fielded the Bulldog punt at their own 45, with 6:50 left in the first quarter.

 

Game Photos

 

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