Like a lot of native Texans, I’ve always struggled to distinguish what was Southern and what was soul food. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s your soul food?
It was over a leisurely breakfast with visiting relatives a few years ago that I began to really understand the Gulf of Mexico’s gravitational pull. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What is the most coastal thing about your lifestyle?
As we prepared our yearly issue celebrating Fourth of July, I couldn’t help but wonder how much festivities have changed since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Turns out, not a lot. We Americans still like our pomp, parades and pies, as did the Founding Fathers. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: It isn’t Fourth of July without ____?
When I was 4 years old and our family was new to the neighborhood, I followed my nose, climbing a fence to peer down wide-eyed and hungrily into a barbecue celebration. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What are you reading this summer?
As my mother read a paperback in the car, my brother and I — 10 and 9 respectively — pulled a float past breaking waves and drifted in the Gulf of Mexico for what felt like hours. [Read more…]