New and (maybe) improved…

*I have always loved datelines and stories from the road – “14,500 feet up in the High Andes above Cañar, Ecuador, South America” is always a much more promising starting point than “Staring at the brick wall above my incredibly messy desk…”* So: Dateline: APR 15… MEACHAM FIELD, Fort Worth …

Houston “Art Car” Weekend

For those of you who haven’t encountered Art Cars before, They look sort of like this, sometimes. Imagine if you will an automobile (ranging from fairly new to very old, very broken, and barely functional, about six or eight steps past “jalopy”) acquired by a human (ranging from barely able …

We’re not dead yet…

Well, not all of us. But the last several months have been fairly, well, unstable, depressing, and generally unpleasant, and as I don’t like inflicting that sort of nonsense on you guys, I’ve been just keeping my head down, mostly. But it turns out that a man can get really …

Preview

Rumors of our demise are somewhat overstated. But the next piece here has some learning and some more research to be done, …

Wayfaring Stranger…

Decided last week that cabin fever was settling in and I needed to get out again, so I sorted through the various …

Remembering Goliad

When the Texian Army swarmed the Mexican camp at San Jacinto, the afternoon of April 21, 1836, they terrified the Mexican soldados …

Gung hay fat choy

(Or words to that effect, since I don’t speak Mandarin…) The actual translation is more or less “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have …

Las Posadas

It’s taken a wee bit longer to get to this than I’d planned. Life does that. I talked earlier about Las Pastorelas; …

Las Pastores de Belen

A little over a year ago, early in December of 2014, I read on a website that Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad …