Tag Archives: Houston

The homeless and our own humanity

LAST SUMMER I was walking to Minute Maid Park, about a block away from the George R. Brown Convention Center, when a man approached me and asked if I could help him out. He didn’t tell me how he wanted … Continue reading

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Houston composer’s haunting music

I DON’T WRITE much about music on this blog. However, I’m going to make an exception because I want to share my enthusiasm for the music of a young composer, a native of Colombia who lives and works in Houston. … Continue reading

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On languages, culture and civilization – and a genuine apology

THE CLAIM BY Iowa GOP Congressman Stephen King the other day that white people – or people from the United States and Western Europe – are the only ones who have made a contribution to civilization reminds me of a … Continue reading

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These are my babies, he said.

IT WAS A beautiful day yesterday and I opted for a bike ride instead of a visit to the gym. And instead of following my usual route along the Buffalo Bayou trail, I headed east, towards the Mexican part of … Continue reading

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