Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 10, 2016

The Importance of Water

One rarely appreciates something until it is gone. Last week a pine tree fell on our water storage tank and squashed it to bits. Since we live in the country, we survive on water from a well pump, a 500 gallon storage tank and a 100 gallon pressure tank. If a pump goes out, the […]

May 8, 2016

Historical Tidbits – Pulque, Mezcal and Tequila

Me and José Cuervo were a little overly chummy last night; one too many Margaritas. So, when I had my hero Rodrigo drinking Pulque in my novel, my Woodland’s Writers’ group asked what Pulque was.  I had to dive into a study of the difference between pulque, mescal and tequila. Especially since my amigo Eduardo […]

May 5, 2016

Bernardo de Gálvez Museum and Conference Center, Malaga

Hallelujah! They’re in the money! The mystery of the Spanish Deputation from Malaga, Southern Spain, is, at last, explained.  They came, they saw, and they didn’t have to conquer at all. They handed out very nice informational pamphlets,  and they didn’t come begging for money! The Province of Malaga, and a variety of other groups, […]

May 3, 2016

Making History Fun

Once again, it is a pleasure to find that we do have inspirational students and teachers.   This past weekend, the Texas State Historical Association held its annual state-level competition for students from around the state. As part of National History Day, students compete on the local, regional, state and, finally, the national level by […]