Daily Archives: December 26, 2014

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Troubadour

A beautiful golden bear of an alarm clock named Bella came ringing her collar into the den. I was hiding under a pile of blankets and pillows when she managed to sniff my face out from all of it. I tried to ignore her and get back to a dream. Back in Texas, warm sunlight, a…

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Hang A Right In San Francisico

Before GPS and sophisticated navigation devices, you would ask a total stranger for directions on how to get to a particular destination. And generally the directions were clear cut and very precise. “Well you head down this here road for about 4 miles, and then where the old gas station used to be, you hang…

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Sidney Levyson/Stanley Stein

Boerne resident Sidney Levyson took on leprosy, changed his name, had his health deteriorate, and somehow managed to live out every dream he ever had. Like so many of us, the young man had it all planned out. He could look down the long vista of his years at the careful, peaceful life he’d planned….

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Masters of Musical Presentation

The Canadian Brass is the ultimate “numbers” game. What other brass quintet can boast over 60,000 online followers, 7,000 live appearances, 132 releases and millions of television viewers?  If you have ever heard a recording of a brass quintet performing Christmas Carols then you have heard The Canadian Brass. Meet the Artists  Legendary Chuck Daellenbach,…

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Grocery Stores and Tattoos

Grocery shopping for this man happens only between the hours of 7-8am. If I blow that time slot, then grocery shopping does not happen that day.  I cannot STAND the crowded aisles throughout a typical day at the local HEB. My blood pressure rises, I get terribly impatient with the grandma reading the ingredients on…

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Perspective on the Future

As we welcome in 2015, the New Year is always abuzz with the obligatory New Year’s resolutions, predictions and forecasts. With the eclectic mix of art professionals living and exhibiting in Boerne, many of these artists and art professionals have various perspectives on what the New Year is going to bring to the local, regional…

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Explore Fitness Challenge Concludes

Happy awesome, amazing New Year and welcome to 2015. I can’t believe our 90 Day Fitness Challenge has come to an end.  Even though the official “challenge” period is over, our challengers will be continuing on into 2015, pursuing their goals and continuing on their journey of a healthy and fit lifestyle. I’m excited they…

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Don’t Be Chicken

For some reason, cooking chicken scares a lot of home cooks. It’s easy to get wrong, but it’s just as easy to get it right. This simple and straightforward recipe from Chef Denise will remove any doubt you may have about conquering the mighty yet humble chicken. Compliments of and to the chef. CHICKEN PAPRIKA INGREDIENTS:…

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The Sinister Side of Social Media

Two years ago, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You know, one of those upscale places with white linen tablecloths, lots of forks, sparkling stemware and penguins as waiters. In anticipation of a larger crowd than usual, the restaurant had set up quite a few extra…

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Old Timer

January “Old Timer for Mayor” campaign is announced. The Herff Road Project is complete. And by “complete,” I mean that it stretches from River to Old San Antonio. But we have 3 new stoplights on it, so that’s good. February The bridge over the river comes apart and falls into the river. Apparently it was…

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