Daily Archives: August 28, 2015

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From the Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, In 1993, photo-journalist Kevin Carter took this photo, which was then published in the New York Times. The response to his photo was overwhelming, and Kevin was immediately a world famous photographer. People world-wide wanted to know the status of the young girl. He won a Pulitzer Prize for the photo, and…

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Troubadour

BRIAN – PART 2 The little deaths might be the hardest if only because life gives us so many… Brian paced the same five square feet of alley over and over. There were tears and a soft laughing madness. His body running without his mind. His mind running without his body. Brian was fractured. “Have…

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The Art of History

History is an abstract, yet incredibly concrete subject. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.” Whether you realize it or not, there is a last person who remembers a significant moment in time. For Marjorie Hagy, illuminating the history of her hometown of Boerne is…

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Boerne History

Here is the seventh chapter in the amazing, the fascinating, hold-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know, complete and exhaustive history of Boerne! This time we’re wrapping up the first fifty years of our existence as we close out the 19th century and start the 20th right here in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. *********************** It’s Boerne’s fiftieth…

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The Sweetest Sound

Meet Emma Rudkin: musician, rising sophomore at UTSA, Young Life leader, Miss San Antonio, and, since age three, deaf. After 10 years of speech therapy, she speaks perfectly and sings beautifully. Rudkin has used her disability as a platform to share her faith and reach out to deaf children across the United States. When Emma…

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Getting Rid of the Clutter

My wife’s family has a small cabin in the mountains of New Mexico.  Let’s just say it’s…um…quaint. There’s nothing fancy or fashionable about it at all. Whatever image of native stone fireplace, hand-hewn logs, and luxurious leather furniture you might have in mind…yeah, this is not one of those. It’s more like mismatched furniture, worn…

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Spiritual

ALL OF HELL KNOWS YOUR NAME I have a dear friend named Johnny. We like to get together for lunches frequently and just spend some time catching up, sharing stories, and encouraging one another. He’s got of a different Christian, as he is tattooed from toes to his nose, wears clothes that would make you…

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Old Timer

OLD TIMER IS A FOODIE Cheap-ass Mexican restaurants. God bless ‘em. They’re everywhere in our beloved B-Town. As such, I shall review them and rank for your dining pleasure. No, don’t write me and tell me I’m incorrect in my rankings or reviews – my word is gold. Here we go! • YOLI’S Gonna give…

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