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June 15, 2015

Texas Rising

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions on Texas Rising for the panel in Austin on Saturday. Consensus from everyone is that it is the usual Hollywood travesty, bad history, incorrect data, and DEAR GOD, since when did Monument Valley wind up in South Texas? The panel provided good input from a variety of sources–Native American, […]

General
June 8, 2015

Hurricane Season/Research Sources

I’ve just finished listening to Erik Larson’s excellent book “Isaac’s Storm” on Audible. (For which, many thanks to the young lady at the Huntsville, TX Radio Shack who convinced me not to get another CD player but to go Audible). I’ve been meaning to read it for years. Mine is not a review, but a […]

General
June 1, 2015

Timely Topic – Bernardo de Gálvez

Bernardo de Gálvez, Man of the Enlightenment This unusual young man rose from being a member of small-town Spanish nobility to become Governor of Louisiana, victor over the British during the American Revolution and finally Viceroy over all of New Spain. His military abilities in helping General Washington and the American troops at Yorktown have overshadowed […]

Bernardo de Gálvez, Historical
March 31, 2015

Cancer

I know you’ve heard about Tracy’s cancer. It has hit all of us hard. She and I started at Sam together 20 years ago. And now, who knows what the future holds for her, or for any of us. So, my recommendation to you is to find people to laugh with. Tell some of your […]

General
March 31, 2015

Don Bernardo

On a happier note, I am just back from Mexico. Went down with a group called the Granaderos de Galvez. The “Granaderos” or Grenadiers were the people who helped fight the British by joining Bernardo de Galvez – yes, that Galveston–to defeat the British along the Mississippi and in the Gulf of Mexico during the American Revolution. […]

Bernardo de Gálvez, Historical
March 31, 2015

Country Mouse Shopping

Had to share my country mouse experience in the big city of Houston. Terrifying! A sweet, kind friend, Mary Anthony Startz invited me to join her for an afternoon tea for the Daughter’s of the American Revolution in downtown Houston, white gloves required for the receiving line. I’ve spoken to the group before so I […]

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