ABOUT.  To be properly vetted, that simple little word calls for a summation of many years, events, hopes, dreams, disappointments and all the other vagaries of living this thing called “life”.  My name is Rick Fontes and I currently live in a remote corner of Waller County, Texas, five miles from the nearest service station and thirty miles from the closest shopping center.  I am married, semi-retired from the child care photography business, have a dog, two cats, five tropical fish, and a chicken.  And having said all that, I still haven’t begun to satisfy the needs of that little word, “about”.

I am a writer.  I waited for many years to say those words out loud without fear of being contradicted.  This blog will be mostly about writing although I welcome discourse on any subject that might come to mind.

19 Responses to About

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  2. thatssojacob says:

    Hello Rick! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #6! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

  3. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for always dropping by for a read and a comment. I appreciate it a lot.

  4. alivyadeshun says:

    @Rixlibris This is to your plaid comment I’m so sorry it took so long but here you go:

    Sorry it took so long but, Plaid is a Scots language word meaning blanket, usually referring to patterned woolen cloth; it is unclear if the Gaelic word Plaid came first. Sometimes, mostly in England, this word is spelled Plad.
    * In British English, particularly in Scotland, a plaid or a plaid rug is a large thick woolen twill cloth, often tartan, used as a travel rug or as a blanket. It may be laid on the ground as a tablecloth for a picnic.

    * When the modern kilt is worn as a dress uniform, for example by pipe band Drum majors, a plaid is a pleated cloth in the same tartan as the kilt, cast over the shoulder and fastened at the front. A similar plaid in checked cloth was formerly worn by Scottish lowlands shepherds.

    * Historically the earlier form of the kilt was the belted plaid, a double width of thick woolen cloth worn pleated and fastened around the waist by a belt, with the upper half often cast over the shoulder but sometimes hanging down over the belt and gathered up at the front or brought up over the head for protection against weather. This was worn over a leine (or shirt) and formed a cheap all-weather outfit that also served as a blanket or bedroll for wild camping. It is mostly associated with the Scottish highlands, but was also used in poor lowland rural areas. * Plaid is also American English for tartan. Plaid is cloth made with alternating stripes and bands of color woven into or dyed onto the fabric. This makes blocks of color that repeat vertically and horizontally in a pattern of squares and lines.

    * In the 1990s, with the grunge era rising, plaid and flannel became a very popular clothing item with the rising popularity of groups like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.

    If you have ever seen the Brawny Paper towel man, he is wearing Plaid. Also, if you go to this link you can see and look at an article about plaid.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog, so glad you enjoyed my post. I look forward to seeing you again soon, doors always open at Jean’s Writing.

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  7. Hi thank you so much for your “Like” left to my comment to Opinionated Man post “Why a single view matters” well it really matter to me and I thank you and invite you to visit my Blog 😉
    Actually today I have up a Meet and Greet session you are more than welcome to stop by and leave your Blog link! Cheers 😉


  8. I love your response to the falling IQ test and I will follow your journey.

  9. Hi Rick, it’s nice to meet you. I found your blog through Jacqueline’s “A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales” and I look forward to reading more of your work. Have a nice day! Steph

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  12. lorigreer says:

    Thanks for finding my blog. I look forward to learning more about your world and views. Have a great weekend.

  13. GP Cox says:

    Pleased to meet you.

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