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SACRED LIBRARIES

To those of us who are readers, the public library is a sacred place – an almost holy shrine holding the treasure of our past, our wisdom, and serving as an incubator for our future greatness.  It is one of … Continue reading

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BOB THE HORSE

There is a remarkable bond between a cowboy and his working horse.  Recently I came across a post on the Facebook page of a friend that I simply had to share – some of the musings of an Oklahoma cowboy … Continue reading

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NEVER TOO LATE

For those among you who have bemoaned old age and the loss of dreams, let me share my story.  I have lived my entire life in “delay” mode and I can tell you that it is never too late. 

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THE JITTERBUG QUEEN

It occurred to me recently that I have often written about my Dad (the baseball pro) but rarely have I mentioned my Mom (a classical and jazz pianist, and the jitterbug queen of the Ft. Worth bar scene in the … Continue reading

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ORPHAN LAMB

“He carved the coat off the dead winter lamb” . . . begins a short story by noted author Amy Hempel first published in Harper’s Magazine in 2010.  A bleak opening for a piece that might have been an article … Continue reading

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GOD SAVE TEXAS

It has long been my assertion that only an insider can get away with criticizing the flaws, cracks and fissures of their home state.  I think that is doubly true about a state like Texas, because we spend an exhaustive … Continue reading

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THE WRITING LIFE

Someone asked me recently why I blog – and it struck me strange.  It was like being quizzed about necessities:  why do I eat, breathe, sleep.  It is just what we writers do – put our thoughts, hopes, fears, inspirations, … Continue reading

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