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…]
We asked on Facebook: What does your perfect beach day look like?
Do you remember where you were on March 11, 2020, when the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was canceled? [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What do you like most about rodeo season and what did you miss most last year when the pandemic canceled it?
When a group of locals got together last year to organize the first Dickinson Little Italy Festival, I was intrigued. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite Italian dish and who makes it?
From a modern perspective, many grim aspects of Victorian life are best left in old, unsmiling photos. Impoverished children working in mines and factories, rigid class structures and the idea of “separate spheres” in which men were strong and women were weak, come to mind. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What, if anything, do you like most about the Victorian era?
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…]