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Applying weight to the memories that feed our souls

[Six years ago I posted this on another blog. I’ve long since abandoned that blog but it still resides in the Internet. One day it will probably die of neglect. So I’ve decided to migrate some of my favorite posts … Continue reading

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How Tommy found Kathye: Connecting a dying man to his high school sweetheart

SEVERAL DAYS AGO I woke up to a notice from WordPress, the outfit that hosts my blog, that someone had left a comment on one of my posts. Given that my blog attracts very little traffic, and that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Life in full stereophonic sound

Sunday, May 8, 2016 | San Miguel de Allende It’s half past 6 and, except for a trace of light behind the hills in the eastern sky, darkness still covers the valley where San Miguel sits. A nearby church’s bell … Continue reading

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Our morally indefensible minimum wage

[I came across this column I wrote for The Houston Post in February 1995. I post it here not because I think it’s that great, but rather because I was struck how little has changed over the last 20 years … Continue reading

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Rain, communities and sanity

April 3, 2013 | Crystal City, Texas RAIN. BLESSED RAIN. It fell last night, by the bucketload. It started right after I got back from parking my car under a carport at the nearby sheriff’s office. My nephew is a … Continue reading

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