Tag Archives: history

Fort Davis

Of all the history books that I read, my favorites by far are about the American West. I am fascinated by the westward expansion of the United States, the frontier, the Wild West, outlaws, the Native Americans and of course, … Continue reading

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Wild Bill Hickok and My Great-Great-Grandfather

I love reading about the Old West. The years between roughly 1840 and 1890. Days of the expanding frontier, cattle drives, Native Americans, covered wagons and stagecoaches, outlaws, buffalos, the Gold Rush, gambling and saloons.  Not the dime store novels … Continue reading

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Summer Color

Leaving New Orleans last week, AnaElisa and I stopped by the historical Oak Alley Plantation to tour the mansion and learn about the history of the people who worked here – the owners and the slaves. When I came here … Continue reading

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A Nap On Esplanade

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The Son by Philipp Meyer

I just finished another audio book: The Son by Philipp Meyer. It’s a New York Times bestselling epic of a Texas family starting off with a Comanche raid, taking 13 year old Eli McCullough captive. The story covers 4 generations … Continue reading

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Born A Crime

I’ve read or listened to so many great books this year. I just finished this audio book, written and narrated by comedian and talk show host Trevor Noah. Its about his life growing up in Apartheid South Africa. Its well … Continue reading

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Hardcore History

Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” is an absolute must for any history lover. I’m just finishing up 5 podcasts (over 15 hours!) on World War 1 titled Blueprint for Armageddon. I did the series on Genghis Khan too. They’re free on … Continue reading

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Solaro Winery

    On a recent trip to central Texas, Patty and I visited Solaro Estate Winery and Vineyard located in Driftwood. After parking the car, we saw these folks sitting at a table outside the tasting room.  I couldn’t resist asking … Continue reading

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Freud’s Last Session

I certainly am not qualified to write a critical review of any play or stage production, but I do know what I like and I do recognize excellence when I see it.  Last night, Patty and I went to the … Continue reading

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