Daily Archives: April 2, 2012

History

You see the name all over town. There’s Herff Park (the fairgrounds), a subdivision called Herff Ranch and you can tell just from the frequency of the name that this family was a Big Deal here in Boerne. We historians, who hang around the library and tend to act like these old Bergmanns, Toepperweins and…

Homeschooling – Life & Inspiration

It’s 7:30am and I’m sipping my coffee next to my eldest daughter, helping her to understand fractions and decimals. She’s been struggling with these, but I find that the one on one attention is really helping her to grow in confidence. I am thankful to be able to be here with her, rounding her out…

Songs & Stories – A Natural Sound

People have always been shaped by the natural landscapes they live in. The philosophy, world view, spirituality and culture of Texans from prehistoric times to the present are influenced by the big sky and big country that surround us. In the Hill Country, the scorching sun and unpredictable rain, the rocky soil, the rugged hills,…

Music & Books

MUSIC Hayes Carll (Stomp and Holler) Hayes is an interesting listen.  If you hadn’t seen a picture of him, you’d think he was a 60-something blues hippie.  Instead, he’s a baby-faced songwriting phenom that has set the Texas circuit on fire.  He’ll entertain you with his stories, make you smile with his wit, and make…

Dining – Cypress Grille

There are many ways to cook a fish, and I have failed at all of them. At times I overcooked, and others I fudged the recipe. But I recently found out at some times it might not have been my fault. Picking out the best fish is the basis of the whole dish. What should…

Adventure – Bucket List

In an effort to live life to the fullest, I am checking many adventures off my bucket list. I am excited to share with you my experiences. I rarely remember my dreams. I assume I dream at night, but when I wake up, I remember nothing. One of the dreams I remember having growing up…

Spiritual – Loving One Another

Have you ever gotten one of those forwarded emails from your grandparents? You know the ones – something about how Obama is trying to steal from the elderly to start a new world order of drones set out to steal our weapons, dismantle Social Security, and put us all into concentration camps. Jokes, slide shows, and…

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