Monthly Archives: January 2021

Tales of Pat’s Cannon

The origin of the cannon remains vague and unclear. As I recall, Greg Prostko created the thing — and he made it as an assignment in a shop class. That must have been once he started attending UT instead of … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Broken Heart for You”

From a series of songs Will sent out to a few friends as he wrote them and recorded them on his iPhone. These were mostly written when he was living alone on the ranch outside of San Angelo in 2014-2015. … Continue reading

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Imperfect Produce

We got our first box of imperfect produce from Misfits Market today. Ordered online a few days ago and delivered directly to our doorstep today, this box contains onions, squash, radishes, beets, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes. What makes this … Continue reading

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Living on Virtual Live Music

It’s been over a year since our first COVID fatality here in the United States. Over 500,000 American deaths later, we are all still reeling from the effects of the spreading contagion even as we await vaccinations and, hopefully, reaching … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Pearl-Handled Revolver

In his memoirs, my grandfather told a few of the same hunting stories more than once, mostly from either his childhood or from his family’s time living in Asherton. I’ve posted some of those stories and I have also posted … Continue reading

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Brighter Days Ahead

“#!*%&$!” Not sure what specific curse burst from my mouth as I watched the pill kit hit the floor and spill part of its contents. We were packing to head home after our little getaway last week when I had … Continue reading

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A Quick Getaway

My wife, Sara, and I managed a quick little getaway to celebrate our 31st anniversary this past week. This was only the second time since the COVID hit the fan that we’ve travelled out of town. For the most part, … Continue reading

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The Little Wedding That Was

Happy Anniversary to us! 31 years ago today, Sara & I got married. I’ve written a bit about the story of how we met and married quickly, and recently, I shared another version of some surrounding events written by Joanie … Continue reading

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Facing Forward

Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Back Porch! This also marks the start of my second decade blogging from my metaphorical back porch. Given my first blog only ran for about 3 months and my second for one calendar … Continue reading

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