GruntDoc’s blog turns 12

12 years ago I was in Midland, Texas. At the urging of my still good friend Rick I started a blog that’s been continuous since then. Not terribly interesting or well maintained, but it has staying power.

It has survived a series of moves to Fort Worth, the new job (also going on 12 years), children graduating college, grad schools (one mine), two grandkids, about 10 cars (family wide), my getting older and maybe a touch wiser, some professional advancement, two marriages (kids)(My kids marrying others, weirdos), a tractor, about a zillion in home improvement, a about that many ER shifts.

It’s been a pleasure to share a tiny slice of it with you. The days of a lot of blog followers are over (not writing regularly will do that), but I appreciate most of the comments and everyone who reads this missive.





  1. Civilian here. Neither military nor medical, but as a fellow Texan and a first responder, I love your blog. Thanks for sticking with it all these years.

  2. BearyPotter says:

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  3. Gwen Roberts says:

    Your most loyal fan, aka Super Mom, has enjoyed every one of your writings. Keep up the good work!

  4. Happy dozenitude!

  5. Steve Lucas says:

    Onward to the 21st and a half century!!

    Steve Lucas

  6. Jim in Texas says:

    I’m still lurking in the shadows, reading when I can. Keep up the good work

  7. Many thanks to you all.

  8. Can you believe blogging has been around for over a decade now? Yours was one of the first and best. Keep up the writing and we’ll keep on reading!