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Monday, November 14, 2005

Good Monday Morning! I'm Going to Houston Tuesday to Speak Wednesday

Blogging was light over the holiday weekend as Claudia and I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday with her folks - the incomparable Ted and Martha Randall - at Bethany Beach cleaning gutters, raking leaves, washing the porch and doing lots of other stuff in preparation for the huge Thanksgiving Day family bash.

Everybody comes at Thanksigiving, including Claudia's brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Charlene Randall of Raleigh, North Carolina, and their son and daughter, Teddy and Nickie, and Claudia's sister, Linda and her son, Jon, and daughter Jessie, with her husband, Josh.

Plus, our son Marcus and his new bride Morgan, and our daughter, Ginny, who is a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington, and our god-daughter, Brittany.

And our chocolate lab, Abby, and Ted and Char's black lab, Tar Heel. Makes for a chaotic house and a wonderful family gathering that is eagerly anticipated by everybody.

Now, if I could just figure out how to persuade my mother, brother and sister and their families to come up here from Oklahoma and Texas for Thanksgiving ....

But I digress. Tomorrow afternoon I fly to Houston to speak to a group Wednesday at the Houston Petroleum Club. They want to know how they can use the Blogosphere to tell the petroleum industry's side of the story in the media.

I've got lots of ideas for them, but it never hurts to have more. If you know of a good blog that already does a solid job of representing the facts about the "awl bidness" and other energy issues, shoot me the URL. And if you have an idea(s) for what could be done with a blog for the energy industry that isn't being done now, shoot that to me, too, and I will use it, with proper credit of course!