Country Mice Take on the City

Hellen and I made the drive to Dallas last Friday for the wedding of Tyrel Gear, former student and family friend. Now Hellen has navigated parts of Dallas more than I have, and we have not been afraid, individually or with others, to tackle other major cities,...
The Sofa Cat

The Sofa Cat

It was homecoming week, September 17, 2002. The high school building was wide open that evening with kids and teachers wandering aimlessly, some actually working, to decorate the halls for spirit contests for the upcoming football game. The next  morning...

Jesse Leal 1930-2009

Leal’s Mexican Restaurant is one of  Muleshoe’s main claims to fame, a busy little place that started out as a convenient stop on the east end of American Boulevard in the 50s for green-card holding braceros to grab lunch, became a meeting place for the...

Skunks and Colds

The highlights of our week have been that Mari the dog encountered her first skunk and Bill had a cold which he graciously passed on to me. I was sitting at this desk paying bills Wednesday night and was vaguely aware of an unpleasant smell. When it hit me that it was...