Monthly Archives: July 2015

Have a Little Faith in You ~ *Big Change sucks & how to suck it up*

SO. I DID IT. I moved out to the country. It’s a big change, but it’s the first step to getting my shit together. And it feels enormous. It’s a big difference than living at the lake. Not only do … Continue reading

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Palo Duro Canyon. And a beer cooler full o’ Free Bibles . . .

SO WE GOT a proverbial jackrabbit up our collective butts and went up to Plainview to check out the Palo Duro Canyon—the nation’s second-largest arroyo *which is still Texas brag-worthy, kinda like being the second biggest state. And while most … Continue reading

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13 Things Texans Constantly Have to Explain *beer drinking goat included

Austin isn’t the only place to find Weird Ever been to Lajita, Texas, population 122, where the mayor was a beer drinking goat named Clay Henry? West Texas. Ya gotta love it. Our state’s more urban than yours Plano Our … Continue reading

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Change Will Not Kill You. Probably. *just in case you needed this today

I HATE CHANGE. Which is to say, I fear it. Like worse than mutant spiders and snakes with legs. But there comes a time when change, no matter how scary, is necessary. Around here, we call it *skeert,* which is … Continue reading

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Feline Overlord: Writing with cats

TYPICAL AUTHOR BIO: “The author lives in a authentic restoration barn in the Central Texas with his partner, their two children and four cats.” My friend and super-talented photographer Kimberley Freeman (she took that pic of Bodhi Doghi and me … Continue reading

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On Harper Lee: Don’t Judge an Author by her First Book ( & I Won’t Judge You on your First Marriage)

I HAVE A DEAL with my First Reader: If I die before he does, he’s to burn the first book I ever wrote. It was an okay book, good even, and got me a Hot Shot Agent. But Shut Up … Continue reading

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Citizen Canine: Are pets people too?

I’M READING CITIZEN CANINE: Our evolving relationship with cats and dogs, which is ironic, since the author David Grimm is a Cat Guy, who has zero dogs. Mr. Grimm gives us an engaging account of how dogs and cats came … Continue reading

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