It is easy to become a recluse in retirement. Flatbottom has done it successfully. He says he spent all his working life being sociable and he won’t do it anymore. He enjoys my brother-in-law but has lost touch with his own brother. He will go to Dalia’s Christmas Party, but it’s the only party he […]
Nope, I’ve missed the blogging too much. I’m going back to daily blogs, so look for the ramblings of my feeble mind again with your daily coffee. Blogging is good practice for writing, it’s good discipline, and it’s a good means of getting focused. And it’s delightful to know I have a kind and gentle […]
Ever need to curl up with a good book, especially an old favorite, and just drift away on the story? What is it about some books that we remember them forever? The main characters envelope us, carry us along, help us to leave our world and enter theirs. It’s a wonderful respite to escape from […]
How soon old, how late smart. Why do we learn lessons so late in life? A very few years ago, Dr. Ken Hendrickson, Sr., asked me to write a chapter about a Mexican-American Folklorist named Americo Paredes. I hadn’t known that he was still hanging out in coffee houses around the University of Texas at […]
Anthony Startz, our Houston representative for the Granaderos de Galvez, while in Denver, has discovered a new portrait of Bernardo de Gálvez at the Denver Museum of History. Not as elegant as the 1783 Portrait by Maella, but interesting none-the-less.