Friday, June 23, 2017

Milo Hamilton's Feud With Harry Caray

For many Houston Astros fans, Milo Hamilton was the voice of the team. He called Astros games on radio for 28 years, and at his recent death, was lauded by many as one of the greatest of all time. Not everyone, though, thought Milo was the best. At least one iconic announcer and one newspaper reporter were not fans of Hamilton.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Blue Bonnet Cafe

Who doesn’t love home cooking? Who doesn’t want to eat the food that you grew up with – food so good that only a Mom can make to your satisfaction? That kind of food only exists at Mom’s house, right? Not quite. There is a place where you would swear your Mom must be in the kitchen, cooking your favorite food – The Blue Bonnet CafĂ©, in Marble Falls, Texas.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Repeal and Die

Those of you who are cheering the repeal of the ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka: Obamacare) are missing a critical point. The ACA prohibited insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions (i.e. cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) Now, with "Trumpcare", those insurance companies (including mine) are no longer required to cover you. If you have such a medical condition, your insurance company can deny you coverage – OR - they can charge you whatever they want to. They can charge you 10 times what you pay now.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Christians Filled With Hate and Fear

Recently, I engaged in several online conversations with people who called themselves Christian. Some are disgusted at the current administration, with their fear mongering and disrespect directed against many groups of people. Far more though, are fine with the hate and fear and are quick to lash out against those who believe differently than they do.
It is interesting how so many so-called Christians abandon their values when they want to spew hate, bash liberals, Muslims, Mexicans, and anyone else different than them. These people, who conveniently invoke those alleged values when it suits them, are the first to start slinging mud, name call, and spit venom when arguing. When you ask them how their so-called Christian beliefs allow them to behave that way, they just ramp up the hate.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The NRA Lied To You

Let's see a show of hands: who here thinks the NRA is in business to protect your gun rights?
Wrong.
The United States Constitution, specifically, the Second Amendment, exists for exactly that reason. Although the meaning of this amendment has been discussed and disputed, it is safe to assume that virtually every gun owner agrees that the purpose of it is to ensure American citizens' rights to own firearms.
No, the National Rifle Association does not exist to help you keep your guns. As mentioned, the Constitution does that, in case you forgot that part. The NRA exists for one reason: to help the gun industry to sell guns.
Let's repeat that: Sell. Guns.

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Pence Gambit

Here's a scenario worthy of a novel (thriller) plot. We'll call it 'The Pence Gambit'.
Vice Pres. Elect Mike Pence, leading Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham; Representative Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and other Republican leaders, wait patiently for the new President Elect to be sworn in. The following day, those Republicans, led by VP Pence, invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring President Trump unfit for office.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Five Manch Books Now in Paperback

We are pleased to announce another Manch authored title is now in print. 'A Sports Junkie' joins four other books by Larry, from Amazon in paperback or e-book.

Look for Tiffany's book soon. Click the links to view and order!

'A Sports Junkie'

'The Avery Appointment'

'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories'

'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories'

'Between the Fuzzy Parts: A Collection of Rare Moments'

Also visit Tiffany and Larry's Amazon author pages.

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. Besides books, he writes about sports for Season Tickets, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.

Larry lives in Central Texas with his wife and family.