Daily Archives: October 28, 2015

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Not Yo’ Mamma’s Thanksgiving

Break out the basters and the pop up timers. IT’S THANKSGIVING! Everyone has their own definition of what Thanksgiving is and how it should be done, but in general, there isn’t a lot of variation. Turkey, maybe ham, bread, mashed potatoes, yams, dressing, cranberry sauce and mountains of desserts. However, there is an unfortunate trend…

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From the Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, As often happens, this is the 11th draft of this letter. Typically when this happens it’s because I just cannot seem to craft the proper words to convey the thought I’m wrestling. No matter how I twist and wrestle the words, the end result is just not quite what I had intended….

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Troubadour

I’m at the end of the tour. Hovering just under 4 weeks out, in Little Rock.  The other musicians are in and out of a hotel day room. Showering. Resting. Calling loved ones at home. Lounging on the bus. Getting ready for tomorrow’s flights. Everyone’s a little edgy, a little somber, and more than a little…

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How Great Thou Art

I want to tell you a different kind of story this month. The history of someone who grew up in Boerne and loves this town. A person who studies its history, and the other people who have grown up here and lived here and loved it. This person is someone who can’t pass a crumbling…

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Your Noble code

Everybody has one. Men and women have one. Children and adults have one too. Every American has one, Asians and Africans too. Every person in Europe and all those Down Under have one just like every other human being on planet earth. Atheists have one. Agnostics do too. The person who has never darkened the…

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Veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 688 VFW MISSION: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of foreign wars. To serve veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. VFW VISION: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they…

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Old Timer

  I like to go fishing occasionally. Just an old man, with his grandkids in tow, catching perch in the Guadalupe. We sit around, swap stories, and catch hordes of little perch that we throw back. Sure enough, this past weekend, the Game Warden happened upon us and decided that we needed to be frisked…

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