Category Archives: anecdotes

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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Afternoon Road Trip to Shiner

My longtime favorite beer, Shiner Bock, recently won a Gold Award as Best Session Beer at the prestigious 2020 European Beer Star competition in Nuremberg, Germany. Not coincidentally, we had some in the fridge when I read the news, so … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1… When we last heard from Joanie about that wonderful weekend 31 years ago when Sara & I first met, she and the new happy couple were on their way back to Houston after an initial romantic … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 1)

for my dearest friends, brother & sister, Alan & Sara, a chronicle of events for “Posterity” — Love, Joanie The late Joanie Whitebird, noted poet & writer & minor literary legend — and my former sister-in-law — did indeed play … Continue reading

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My Dear Dead Friend, Duane, & the So-Called Real World

What better way to enter the So-Called Real World than to marry your high school sweetheart, right? That’s what Duane did. Cheryl, the girlfriend he had journeyed to Chicago to visit in college daze ended up living with us at … Continue reading

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College Daze with my Dear, Dead Friend Duane

Again, no disrespect to my friend meant by the phrasing and a quick reassurance to the casual reader — he would most certainly not mind. Anyone who knew Duane had doubtlessly encountered his humor in one way or another, so, … Continue reading

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Stories of my Dear, Dead Friend, Duane

No disrespect intended — and I’m sure Duane doesn’t mind. No, Duane would be far more upset and feel truly disrespected were I to start off with a different phrase, the tease that was pretty much guaranteed to send him … Continue reading

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Leave Your Body Behind

RIP Roky Erickson — in the week since his death, there have been articles and tributes aplenty to the pioneer of psychedelic music who came screaming out of Texas in the 60s with the 13th Floor Elevators. If that was … Continue reading

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Horses, Colts & Mules — East Texas Trading circa early 1900’s

Continuing our run of my Grandfather’s guest posts about horse trading, taken from his memoirs of rural life east Texas during the late 19th and early 20th Century. And at another time I had bought a man’s entire crop Cotton, … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Bad Deal Horse Trade

G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather and our “guest blogger” via his memoirs, wrote of  his early life in rural East Texas at the late 1800’s, a life that include farming and horses trading, subjects he wrote about often. Here he writes … Continue reading

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