Summertime in Texas

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.    –Plato The inevitable arrival of summer is waiting only steps away. I know that I need to get ready for summertime, but I find that I am dragging my heels. Actually, I am kicking and screaming, holding…

Totally Texas

Earlier this week, I learned something. In Norway, “Texas” has become a slang word that means insane, crazy, or chaotic—as in, “That’s totally Texas!” Supposedly, western movies were popular in Norway in the 1950’s and many of those movies that portrayed that wild and chaotic era featured Texas as the setting, thus giving birth to…

Will You Hold the Hope?

I’ll be honest. I have been sitting here staring at a blank screen for quite some time now. I had several thoughts last week about what I was going to write about, but in this moment, none of them seem right. Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak damage, days after it was no longer an official…