My Hometown Series #10–The Little Library That Could

About three or four days after my family moved from Irving to Grand Saline, my great-great aunt loaded me and my sister up in her 1960-something mustard-colored Ford Fairlane and took us downtown to the Grand Saline Public Library to get library cards and check out some books to read. By late June, when we … Continue reading My Hometown Series #10–The Little Library That Could

Life In Narrative #2 — The Can Opener

Sometimes the smallest things make me think of them. Widlflowers blooming in a neighbor's yard. A song on the radio. The smell of bacon frying in the morning--always the smell of bacon frying. It seems to happen when my thoughts are farthest away, and busiest, and least likely to stop me in my tracks. The … Continue reading Life In Narrative #2 — The Can Opener

The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

When I was about fifteen years old, during a visit with his family at Christmas time, my dad told me that the shirt I was wearing made me look like I worked in a gas station. He then proceeded to lecture me about the importance of "dressing for success." (The shirt, by the way, was … Continue reading The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

My Hometown Series #7 — A New Year’s Midnight Parade

Almost every known culture celebrates the turning of the new year. They don't all celebrate it in the same way, or even at the same time of the year, but at some point during our perpetual 365 1/4 day trip around the sun, billions of people mark its completion and the beginning of the next. … Continue reading My Hometown Series #7 — A New Year’s Midnight Parade