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, so it’s taking longer than I thought. Learning comes slower these days; I think my brain’s getting full. Or stuck. Or something. Anyway, here’s a sneak preview. And …

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 …

Fair Warning

Busy week coming, of course. Off to Goliad as soon as I log off here, to see Los Pastorales – a reproduction …