Coronavirus and Education

It’s no surprise that schools were one of the first institutions that had to be closed to enforce the social distancing command brought about by COVID-19. Just ask any teacher-school is Social Fun Central for kids, right? But compulsory free education is a law, too,...

An Informal Coronavirus Survey

Had a young woman asked me the other day if I was going to write a book about the virus. “It is history,” she said. She’s right, of course. COVID-19 has already become a part of our history, and I write things about the history of Muleshoe, so perhaps I should cover...

The Cholla Says It’s Spring

Today is Good Friday, my daddy’s marker that it was time to plant his garden. Well, of course, in Rosenberg on the Gulf Coast of Texas, by Good Friday that part of the world had already had about a month of spring weather. Good Friday just pretty much cinched the deal...

A Coronavirus Story: Malina’s Masks

Need something to do to chase away the coronavirus cabin fever? Wish you could do something to help people during this crisis? How about combining the two and making face masks? Bingo! That’s just what Malina did, to the tune of a thousand masks and counting. Fourteen...

A Prairie Dog Primer

Every time I drive to town I pass two fairly new prairie dog communities, don’t know if they are large enough to qualify as a prairie dog town yet, but it’s always interesting to see the activity going on. Chubby brown critters scampering here and there, others...