Early Spring

The calendar still hung to winter. But as they sat on the front porch, nature was bidding spring.

March Paddleness

My bracket was busted. I had little interest in Duke and Kentucky. Besides, a more compelling shade of blue was luring a platoon of paddlers to the Prongs. And our submarine. So we headed to the Prongs. 33rd year. 33 … Read More

Dance Like Nobody…

  Who’s watching this guy dance? Critics…otherwise known as potential mates. Yeah, the competition is fierce. This competition has been going on since way before Dancing With the Stars.  And probably longer than 5,000 years. But if America’s got talent, … Read More

Comeback

Thanks to conservation efforts, prairies and buffalo in Missouri are making a comeback. Bison travel together and don’t feel compelled to text, which is refreshing. Dunn Ranch Prairie reintroduced buffalo to Harrison County back in 2011…now herds are thriving here … Read More

Ticket to Ride

Racking up more miles on her odometer than the distance to the moon, my 1999 Pontiac Sunfire became Trigger and Lassie and Old Faithful all rolled into one. Her sleek lines suggest roadster, and she handles through twists and turns … Read More

Ride to the Devil

The Great Flood of 1993 pushed the Grand River into the streets and homes of Pattonsburg and residents moved up the hill to form a new Pattonsburg. They left behind beautiful buildings like the old Methodist Church. When Ang Lee … Read More

Alma Right

Three types of sliced cactus surrounded the taco al pastor, lovingly lavished with carnitas and pineapple. I glued them with guacamole. doused the mixture with tomatillo salsa, and washed it down with gulps of Cheryl’s margarita. El Alma Cafe y … Read More

Keep Austin Weird

Barbecue has its own dress code, its own language, its own religion.  We stumbled onto the Green Mesquite, a local Austin favorite. Entering this deliciously shabby shack we slid into a booth next to a photo of Delbert McClinton who … Read More

Accomplished Mission

Next to San Antonio’s Riverwalk, at the end of Wavy Crockett Street, this mission may be guarded more closely—but not as fierce—as it was in 1836. I dropped a rental car off here, but they turned me away, so I … Read More