Monthly Archives: May 2016

Graduation, 1944

‘Tis the season of graduations, college and high school alike. In the spirit of the season and commencement speakers, I’m turning over this post to a guest blogger: my mom, and her high school commencement speech, given as valedictorian of the … Continue reading

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Coming Attraction: Me!

That’s right, off the back porch and onto the main stage! I’m taking a workshop called “Creating a One-Person Show.” Maybe I’m not ready for prime time yet, but you know I’ve got some stories to tell, and my days … Continue reading

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RIP Guy Clark

We were on the road back from Asheville last Tuesday when I heard that Guy Clark had died. He had been faring poorly for awhile, so it wasn’t entirely surprising, but this one still hurt deeply. Someone suggested listening to … Continue reading

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Back to the Back Porch

Whew–made it! Yes, I’ve been gone awhile, but I’m back. See, I was on the road for much of the last week and it’s awfully hard to drag the back porch along. Okay, the blog is a metaphorical back porch, but it’s … Continue reading

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Made My First Million!

Eyeballs, that is. That is the internet currency, correct? Not the number of engaged individuals but the number of eyeballs viewing your stuff. So 500,000 views on my YouTube channel, Casa Dexter, makes for a million eyeballs. Yes, I know a … Continue reading

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Texas Schoolteacher circa 1900

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day and the many teachers in my family, here’s another excerpt from the memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey from his early days as a school teacher at the turn of the 20th century. NOW … Continue reading

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