Quitting the Easy Way

May 3, 2017 I stop at the Buc-ee’s in Madisonville because I’ve been here before, they have clean restrooms and the wine that’ll work and it’s chilled. I choose the entrance at the opposite end from the wine because it’s the one we used last summer on the drive to Galveston with the girls. I…

Do We Really Need Another American Movie Title?

Yet another film will soon be released with the adjective “American” in its title.  I not only fail to understand this tendency among our storytellers, I am bothered by it.  It’s such a typically “American” way of thinking. The film is called “American Sniper,” but the film itself is not the point. I haven’t seen…

Internet, Please Stop Trying To Pigeonhole Me

As a child, I would often ask my parents to take me to the library. Leisurely browsing the aisles and pulling books off the shelves to stack up and take home was always an adventure. I would start in children’s fiction, partly because I enjoyed fiction, partly because it made sense. Starting there allowed me…

Rangers: The Missing Piece

This is what the A’s looked like after beating the Rangers 9-8 on Friday despite an almost-miracle Rangers comeback. They looked like winners. They carried themselves like winners. Because they are winners. In an article on ESPN, Jean-Jaques Taylor wrote: Oakland, playing its best baseball of the season, essentially clinched the division Friday night. Oakland…

It Comes Down To This

Tonight the villainous Athletics of Oakland, who earlier this year were sliding around on poo-poo that had flooded the locker room of their dilapidated stadium, slide in to Arlington on those same shoes for a final showdown with the Rangers. With Oakland having built up a 3.5 game lead in the West, once again the…