I was a teenager by the time I realized “Bubba” wasn’t a real name. I was in college when I learned that not all adults still called their fathers “Daddy.” [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s a sure sign you’re a Texan?
I’m not a birder, at least not in a serious hobbyist sense. I’ll never keep a list of all the species I’ve spotted. And you probably won’t find me in a field with binoculars or scopes or any of the necessary gadgets on my own accord. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite coastal bird and why?
Americans aren’t supposed to like royalty. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite Mardi Gras tradition?
Most people I know assume I live in Galveston for the beaches and the beauty. That’s part of the story and easy to explain. But it’s more difficult to articulate the real reason — one that comes from a deeper journalistic instinct, perhaps. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite legend, historic place or person in Galveston County?
One December day, many years ago, a package arrived at my childhood home. [Read more…]