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So far Michael Linnemann has created 22 blog entries.

This is gonna be good…#abigannouncement

The title to this writing is a famous line from the origins of my relationship with Priscilla. About 16-1/2 years ago we knew each other, had known each other for a while and were finally touching on the subject of seeing one another in something other than a business setting. I asked, she accepted, then [...]

By | December 14th, 2018|

Lt. Col. John A. Linnemann, USMC (retired) – 2018 Palm Springs “The Shameless Selfie Tour”, Part III

As we coast into our final day, the town of Palm Springs begins to change.  Leading into Friday, the weekend travelers from L.A. and other coastal towns migrate to the desert for a couple of days away.  Typically centered around R&R, this weekend will prove different with two major events happening simultaneously:  The White Party, [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|

Lt. Col. John A. Linnemann, USMC (retired) – 2018 Palm Springs “The Shameless Selfie Tour”, Part II

Palm Springs is a very beautiful place with not much to do unless you want to golf, hike, jog, ride bikes, swim, shop, visit the air museum, art galleries, tour the San Andreas Fault, play poker, eat amazing food, or just lay around the pool and sip cocktails.  The “springs” part stems from groundwater that [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|

Lt. Col. John A. Linnemann, USMC (retired)- Palm Springs 2018 “The Shameless Selfie Tour”, Part I

So my dad is an interesting cat.  Born Hans Albert Linnemann to German immigrants, he didn’t start learning English until he was 5 years old.  As he started school around 1940 in New Jersey, the Principal advised my grandparents to change his name to “John”, presumably to avoid getting his ass beat every day. Fast-forward to growing [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|

The Best Show You’re Not Going To

Friday was opening night for the new musical at Vive Les Arts Theatre in Killeen.  “Hands On A Hardbody” is the story of a contest to win a truck – by keeping your hands on it for as long as you can.  A random group of about twelve people surround a new truck on display [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|

It’s International Women’s Day, and that got me thinking

A salute to the women of this world Today is International Women’s Day, and that got me to thinking. It got me to thinking about how women have always taken a back seat to men, since the beginning of time.  Still not sure why because there is no logical basis for it, but to this [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|

Here’s to Another Twenty!

It was a great day.  A 6 a.m. workout, first meeting at 8:30 and a few others after that, errands to run, a lobby bustling with customers.  The vibe in the office was great as we’re getting ready to close out another record year for this company that’s become so much more than I ever thought it would. Then put on [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|

Something Different for Veterans Day

Having never served I have no direct experience as a Soldier or Veteran, and like all other good Americans, I salute them today and every day for the sacrifices they make.  I grew up a military brat, and have spent the vast majority of my adult life working and living in Central Texas, a community [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|

Shoe leather, a textbook open house, and celebrating a dream come true

Real estate has changed dramatically in the years since I started.  About 25 years ago I got my sales license issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission, sent via U.S. Mail after a few classes and an exam taken on paper with a #2 pencil.  The first-generation cell phones were coming out and you had [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|

Why we call it Community Theatre

Most of you already know that I’m the Vice Chair now at Vive Les Arts Theatre, the community theatre in Killeen, Texas. A member of a newly established Board of Directors who have stepped in as the theatre was about to close its doors. Myself, along with 19 other committed local area residents have banded [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|