Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

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Growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, my experience as a young kid in a car was vastly different than it is today. I sound like an old timer when I say “In MY day…”, but in my day, things were a little less safe. I can remember riding to the coast while suntanning on…

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The Troubadour

   It feels so natural to have sound around me during the day, that silence is shocking to my system. Isn’t that why it feels so good to live in the quiet of the hill country? It’s why I love coming back home to Boerne after a long tour. Months in the clubs, bars, and noise…

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A Cyclic Poem Written by Time

My great-grandmother was named Mabel Marie Marcroft, but I knew her as Mamo, and she was one of my favorite people in the world. An old lady with snow-white hair, she’d had a long, long life in which she’d already run across both Bob Hope and Pretty Boy Floyd by the time I was born….

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Erin Go Braugh

“May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door” I’ve done a lot of talking about my Southern heritage, and a lot of cooking to show it off. But long before my people were living in the southern United States, their people…

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Worthy are the Worthless

Sometimes I like to get down on myself. I like to just go through certain periods and really, REALLY tell myself that I’m a miserable failure, a mess, and that I’m just going to die alone in a desert. I mean, I’m an awful sinner who constantly falls short of my goals and God’s, so…

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The Noble Experiment That Failed

This past December marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment, affectionately referred to as Prohibition. No one disputes the problems relating to the addiction aspects of alcohol, but history has shown it’s very difficult to legislate morality for a nation. Some social historians have even suggested the immense profits generated for…

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Old Timer

OLD TIMER, BILL MILLER’S BBQ IS COMING TO TOWN! THAT ROCKS, RIGHT? I am pleased and welcome our new BBQ Overlords. My only complaint is the location at Cascade Caverns/I-10. Could there be a worse light in town? Back in my day, there was no light; only a stop sign. And you know what? We…

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