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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 events and places on my “gotta do this sometime” list and eventually settled on A Plan. In Four Parts. Part One: catch the time machine back to the …

Remembering Goliad

When the Texian Army swarmed the Mexican camp at San Jacinto, the afternoon of April 21, 1836, they terrified the Mexican soldados with the battle cry, “Remember the Alamo! Remember La Bahia! Remember Goliad!” Few Texans (or USians, really) have ever forgotten the Alamo – there are books and novels …

Happy Holidays

Been a little slack around the TOT disk drive lately…. lots of other things going on, not much time or money for chasing down stories. It’s eased a bit, though, so I decided to take a little jaunt back to Fanthorp Inn, which is still hanging out in the vicinity …

Juneteenth – part I

Galveston, Texas, 19 June 1865 Major-General Gordon Granger, USA, arrives in Galveston to assume command of the Federal Department of Texas. Within hours, he announces, via General Order #3, that slavery has ended in Texas and that all formerly enslaved persons are now free. “The people of Texas are informed …