December 17, 2015

My degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management is once again helping me build TerraFina Energy.  No, I have not decided to return to my first career in this soft market, but I have found that explaining how the hotel industry works has help those not involved in the ener...

June 25, 2015

It’s a scene repeated all over Texas.  You walk into a small town diner, sometimes referred to as a “Greasy Spoon.”  You pick a booth in the back corner with red vinyl seats that are cracked and pealing from age and wear.  Yours are not the first pair of jeans to slide...

March 2, 2015

The reviews are in and it appears this year’s Academy Awards Presentation was a success.  Red carpet fashionistas raved on the actresses gorgeous designer gowns, their hairstyles, and exquisite jewelry.  The men actually jazzed up their attire by adding subtle color to...

February 3, 2015

What a Super Bowl Game!  I hope you saw it…especially the last quarter.  It was a great game, even though my team did not win the game.  Did you see the Patriots play that made that interception at the goal line?  The rookie was Malcom Butler from Mississippi.  Butler...

January 5, 2015

I began my oil career in earnest just about the time oil prices began to climb.  The excitement of $85 then $95 and the first time we kissed $100 a barrel was as thrilling as prom night! With oil prices tumbling to an 8-year low I have to ask…is it time to update my re...

December 5, 2014

The holidays are an impossible time to diet and they can be terrible on all our waistlines.  Having a December birthday just makes it that much more challenging for me.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have to squeeze in one more celebration.   Anticipating the h...

November 21, 2014

I grew up in a small town in Central Texas.  During the summer, one of my greatest thrills was to visit my aunt and uncle in Fort Worth, Texas.  These visits always included a live theatre performance at Casa Mañana .  Among my favorites productions was My Fair Lady!...

November 7, 2014

When I first made the decision to be a licensed oil operator in Texas I never gave a moments thought to breaking any glass ceilings.  It was when I was first called “a skirt and not a shirt” that it actually dawned on me that I was moving in a man’s arena.  Now the oth...

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