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My Wandering Horse

This story originally appeared in the November 2009 issue of Texas Coop Power Magazine. In 1998, I moved from north to south Texas, which was somewhat like moving out of the country. I didn’t know many people, and I tried to avoid most of the ones I knew. When I wasn’t at work or … Continue reading

Houston City Council Cancels Summer 2021 due to Possible Heat Outbreak

Co-authored by our favorite reporter, Shayne, and our least favorite reporter, John HOUSTON, Texas—October 14, 2020: The Houston City Council voted to cancel the summer of 2021 during their regularly scheduled meeting last night after a heated debate.  Mayor Kitty Carroll was in favor of the move: “The safety of Houston residents is our main … Continue reading

The Highest Kite

When it came to ridiculous schemes, Ryan and I were brilliant. We decided that we’d break the world record for the highest kite ever flown, so we rode our bicycles to Mott’s Five and Dime, and then to David’s Supermarket, to buy every roll of kite string that either business had. We then took our … Continue reading

Subtle Hints: Knowing When it’s Time to Shut Up

Talking people are tiresome. We all talk; most of us, anyway. We must. But some people talk, and talk, and talk. Those are the people we hide from at the grocery store. How many hours have we spent needing to get away from someone who won’t take a breath? After the first minute, we become … Continue reading

On Fixing and Packing and Moving

Moving is hard when you’ve lived in the same home for twelve years. Especially with three kids. My fifteen-year-old remembers our last home, but the thirteen-year-old doesn’t. And Ben, who’s eleven, cried when we told him. All their life’s treasures have accumulated in that one home, and they all need boxed. For weeks I’ve resisted … Continue reading

Cool Kid, Part One of Many

Nike high-tops were all the rage in fourth grade. Boys did not lace them to the top, but instead tucked the tops in their jeans and left the tongues sticking out in front. I told mama I wanted some of the shoes with the big tongues that stuck up. We drove all over looking for … Continue reading

Dining at Grateful Head Pizza: Memorable for all the wrong reasons

My family and I spent a few days at Beaver’s Bend State Park just north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma last week. The kids wanted pizza Saturday night, so we took them to Grateful Head Pizza in Hochatown. It was so crowded that we had to park in the overflow parking’s overflow section. This was going … Continue reading

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