Life

She’s so hot, Hot, HOT!

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It all started when I was having champagne with Captain Darcy. He was a handsome man, and we had talked many times over the two weeks of the cruise. I was not surprised [...]

Learning to Love Museums

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Want to make someone hate you? Find a person who doesn’t know much about art and force them to spend hours as you drag them to every painting in every gallery in a [...]

Of Paper and Books and Ink

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In an age where everything is increasingly digital, why do we love paper so? It’s the delicate scrollwork of a printed design. The fragrance of a leather book. The way [...]

Only in a Leap

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“Only in the leap from the lion’s head will he prove his worth.” There were three friends at unhappy points in their marriages. We talked numerous times [...]

All Hallows Day

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  I took this picture in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston in March of 2008. I had an assignment for a photography class, and my daughter, Catherine, agreed to be my subject. [...]

The Fedora Rides Shotgun

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“Mom, you’re so weird.” I just returned from camping by myself in Big Bend National Park. I had not been camping since 2009, and as I looked at what to do [...]

The Pilgrim Soul

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My daughter Catherine turned seventeen yesterday. Catherine is smart and very funny, disciplined in her studies, and she is kind. Last year, when I really wondered whether I [...]