When I moved to Galveston almost 20 years ago, I was struck by how prolific porches were on the island. [Read more…]
In the spirit of Halloween, we asked on Facebook: Have you ever encountered a ghost, goblin, poltergeist or other supernatural force?
It’s one of those early childhood memories, as ephemeral as a sweet dream you want to remember, but changes shape, loses form like low clouds on a summer day. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s the best post-hurricane food you’ve ever had?
On a beautiful Fourth of July evening, my husband, my two teenage nieces and I walked along Galveston’s seawall to find a good spot to watch the city’s spectacular fireworks show. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite local seafood restaurant, what do you always order and why?
In my travels abroad, if I mentioned I was from Texas, I’d invariably get the same responses as people excitedly offered the cultural references they’d picked up here and there about the Lone Star State. Pump jacks. Longhorns. Tumbleweeds. [Read more…]
In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing, we asked on Facebook: If you were in space for a year, what would you miss most about the upper Texas coast?
Most of my summer memories involve a pool, a book and a glimpse into other worlds. [Read more…]