Diary entries relating to "Texas"
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
When I look at the list of seemingly senseless massacres that have occurred in the US
over the last few decades, I notice that a good number of them have occurred in the West, especially in one state:...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I recently saw a TV news report saying that Dallas has locked away so many prisoners who are now being exonerated with new DNA testing, that they have a special police unit working on this problem. Some of these innocent men have been in prison for decades.
As the convict singer Leadbelly opined so long ago in his song "The...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I've always loved the song "Spanish is a Loving Tongue" by Emmylou Harris: "Spanish is a loving tongue, soft as music, bright as sun. Once knew a boy who taught me some: 'Te amoro mi Corazon.'"
Nobody is more cognizant of how hard it is to learn a foreign language than I am. I've studied French off and on for...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel titled "You Can't Go Home Again," and with the horrible heat wave going on in Southwest Texas right now, that's how I feel. In his poem "The Death of the Hired Man," Robert Frost wrote, "Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." I feel that way about San...