Publisher’s Letter

From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, I like to watch college football. As a Texas Tech grad, I love to follow the Texas colleges and read of the latest UT debacle, controversy, or bribe. I’m kidding as I have lots of friends that are UT alums, but I’m not unique in that I like to watch the games…

From the Publisher

  Dearest EXPLORE reader, As I often do, I review old Publisher letters in the hopes of finding some inspiration. I flip back through them, am either pleased or embarrassed at the quality of my essay, but invariably, I am just looking for something to click in my brain and get me thinking about a…

From the Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, This one might be a little interesting, as I’m currently looking out the window of room 305 of the Methodist Hospital where I have been for the past four days. I’m sitting in the bed, TV muted on the wall above me, with a bedpan lying on the floor to my right….

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Dearest EXPLORE reader, Live music. Such a blessed thing. Maybe it’s something about Texas dancehalls, but watching live music in Texas is almost a religious experience. The heat, the packed bodies, the beers raised in celebration, and the ear-ringing goodness that only come from live music in Texas on a Saturday night. Being hard-wired the…

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Dearest EXPLORE reader, I took this photo of a bucket full of vintage polaroids a few weeks back while meandering through an antique shop in some town that I can’t even remember. I’m certainly no antique shopping expert, so I was moderately bored as I was shuffling along the aisles of the store, but when…

From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, On a recent trip to the coast, my date and I were on a fishing boat, zooming across Aransas Bay and its dancing waves. As the sun peeked above the horizon, it lit the water like countless jewels. Rays of light shot out in every direction, and the ocean seemed to catch…

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Dearest EXPLORE reader, When I was growing up in Boerne, the town was certainly a wee bit smaller. Cow pastures were everywhere, there wasn’t a lot of commerce outside of Main Street, and the roads were practically empty when compared with today. During those years (and I’m sure it’s similar to many of you in…

From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, Having grown up in Texas, I have seen plenty of backroads. From the all-important “Let’s go on an adventure” type trips with friends, to the ones when you were a kid and rode with your parents to grandma’s house. Regardless of the destination, for the last 40 years of my life, I…

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Dearest EXPLORE reader, James Robertson is a factory worker in Detroit. Each day he wakes up and begins a 21-mile journey to his job that pays $10.55/hour. He has no car, so James walks that distance each day. At the end of his 8 hour shift, he reverses course, and completes his 42 mile roundtrip…

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