Christmas Memories

Memories of Christmas past return this cold clear Texas morning. Most of them are of the early years in the lives of my children when we lived in the country outside the town of New Iberia, Louisiana. The Bayou Teche ran along our backyard. One particular year I had three Christmas trees, one on the front porch, one in the living room and one in the children’s play room. I don’t...

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Beware of over the counter remedies

As part of the unpleasant aging process, my hair became thin and my nails tended to shred. I first noticed it when my part widened. I resorted to the internet and my daughter’s advice and ended up with a bottle of Hair Renew, $35 at the health food store. After taking two a day for less than a week, I experienced stomach pains between my breasts and waist. Knowing it was the capsules...

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Glimmer of Hope

For the past eight years I drive to Crockett, Texas the first weekend in December for a meeting with my three brothers and for a party hosted by one of them. The 400-mile drive is across the heart of Texas and takes me through Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Austin, Elgin, Rockdale, Hearne, Franklin, Centerville and the outskirts of Crockett, bypassing the town to arrive at my brother’s...

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Ambushed by America

The publicity campaign has just been launched for my third book, “Ambushed by America.” The reviews I’ve received have been marvelous, which is a bit of a pleasant surprise. I favor my second book, “Roundtrip from Texas.” Perhaps the third one is the charm, but I’m not quitting with this one. The fourth book, “Saplings, Twigs, and Switches,” is...

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Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera

What a wonderful week in Santa Fe. The climate is delightful compared to southwest Texas in August and the company of my three brothers and their spouses for our yearly visit proved wonderful. As always we stayed at the same hotel along with several other couples, Texas friends, and wined and dined with enjoyment. The opera, “Golden Cockerel,” was entertaining but I must admit,...

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Ambushed by America

My new book, “Ambushed by America, is now available at Amazon. It contains more wit and wisdom, mainly wit. I’ve begun writing my fourth book titled, “Saplings, Twigs and Switches.” I returned this week from a lovely trip to Spain and Portugal where I visited the Prado Museum and National Palace in Madrid, the fortress town of Toledo and the university town of Salamana...

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