Publisher’s Letter

From The Publisher

“From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent, It only can be squandered.” – Roman Payne Welcome to the 10th Anniversary edition of EXPLORE. Wow, what a sentence to read. What began as little more than a silly and crazy idea, has consumed the past 10 years of…

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From The Publisher

Original Print Date: September 2011 These are my grandparents: Patsy Sue Craighead and Bedie Lee Craighead, Jr. They celebrated 65 years of marriage this past fall. Like many, many others, we (the grandkids) created ridiculous names for them that then stuck and followed them forever. For me, this is a picture of my Tutu and…

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….

From the Publisher

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…

From The Publisher

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…

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