Category: Lone Star State of Mind

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Is it Time to Downsize?

Dodie and I moved farther away from civilization in May and have no regrets. We love it! Before Dodie and I married in December 2019, we talked often about ridding ourselves of “things” and living a more simple life. The pandemic hit and changed everything. It was lemonade […]

Brady’s Texas Black Bean Salad

When my great-great-Chickasaw-Choctaw grandmother Margaret Delitha Ralph crossed the Red River by covered wagon into Texas she was only 14. Born in Arkansas just five days after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Margaret settled in central Texas near Brady Creek. She married a cowboy, James Morgan, who […]

Three Fingers and a Bird

The True Story of the Profound Lesson I Learned in 1963 on a Barber’s Chair Just eight miles south-southwest of where I thought John Wayne fought at the Alamo was a spot in San Antonio where serious thinking and deciphering came into my life. Slightly west of the […]