On Jan. 1 each year, before we sit down to black-eyed peas, cabbage and cornbread, my husband and I partake in another New Year’s ritual. I call it “The Reading of the Calendar.” In this ritual, I take an inked-up calendar from the newly old year and recite aloud the highlights — day by day. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What do you hope to achieve in 2021?
Most Texans are too gracious to gloat, but we’re known to brag now and then. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What does the perfect coastal Christmas look like to you? How do you enjoy spending the day?
As we worked on this issue, I couldn’t help but think about the first Thanksgiving, recounted from an eyewitness report written in December 1621 by Edward Winslow. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: In the year of COVID-19, what are you grateful for on the upper Texas coast?
Do you have a ghost? [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What scares you?
The last time I gathered with my family at a restaurant was in February to celebrate my niece’s 18th birthday. [Read more…]