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The Troubadour

There are so many pages to my story I’m not ready to write. So many places I can’t go. It’s like cleaning out an attic; I started with a few easy-to-reach places, simple stories. Then someday I’ll work my way to the darker, bug-infested corners looming at the edges my mind. Waiting for their time. And then there…

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The Art of Teaching

Prolific historian, Jacques Barzun wrote, “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Most of us forget that the teachers we send our children to every day are not babysitters. They are patient, talented and courageous individuals that possess the raw tools to instruct a classroom of students…

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Boerne Parade of Artists

Boerne Professional Artists (BPA) is hosting its 19th Annual Parade of Artists on April 11th and 12th this year. The ‘Parade’ is a festive weekend event held each spring that attracts hundreds of art enthusiasts from around the country to visit various art venues in Boerne. It is a self-guided tour of local galleries, studios…

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Old Timer

No single word will split this community faster than the word GROWTH. We have one faction, that will spit insults at anyone that uses terms like “responsible growth” or “controlled growth”, because, well, the word GROWTH is in there, and it will eternally piss them off. They want no new growth; they want little quaint…

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5 Aphrodisiacs

  Sex is always on the human brain. Maybe not every seven seconds as the age-old myth suggests, but it is frequently in the back of our minds – especially for men. Before you get all meninist on me, read over the facts yourself. Study after study has shown that men clearly think about it,…

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Bucket List

A few days after my fiftieth birthday, I had an epiphany. It was one of those otherwise unspectacular moments that would become pivotal to the rest of my life. I was lying in bed early one morning thinking through my day when a disturbing thought punched me right in the face. “I now have less…

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Burger Me – June 2013

Summer’s in full swing and what better way to spend the balmy evenings than grilling up some 100% grade A beef. Here are a few ideas that we here at EXPLORE like to womp up when the mercury starts rising. Enjoy! Classic Cheeseburger Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mustard and or mayo, choice of cheese. Depending…

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Idiot’s Guide to Camping

It’s May. The month in South Texas where you can go to sleep melting from the heat and wake up freezing your butt off. As it’s also typically the month where our lovely weather begins it’s broiling trend, your days of being able to enjoy the great outdoors are numbered. At least if you don’t…

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Yellowstone – May 2013

A Yellowstone Summer for Boerne Boerne Public Library Foundation partners with Yellowstone Park Foundation for an unprecedented look at Yellowstone National Park Beginning on May 24, 2013, the Patrick Heath Public Library will offer a new experience for visitors; a glimpse of Yellowstone National Park.  The library itself will be transformed by the artifacts, vintage…

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