1 day ago | Random Ephemera
Recently, I asked a large group of my friends if they identified more strongly as Americans or as Texans, and nearly every one of them responded that they felt they were Texans first and foremost. That surprised me. I grew up saying the Pledge of ...
6 days ago | Random Ephemera
Several days ago, a story about a yoga class at University of Ottawa that got cancelled due to concerns over "cultural issues" swept the Internet in a tidal wave of outrage. Original reports were that the free class for students with disabilities ...
11 days ago | Random Ephemera
It's nearly time for people all over the country to gather together over a meal and give thanks for the good things in their lives, or at least for the chance to gorge themselves on huge amounts of waist tightening foods. Quite a few of us will fi...
12 days ago | Festivals
The Texas Renaissance Festival seems to grow bigger and more popular every year, having transformed from its more modest roots into one of the nation's largest events of its type, spanning seven weekends. Visitors today have a lot more to look for...
15 days ago | Random Ephemera
You know the feeling. You're driving along passing by the more or less generic looking cars on the highway, when you spot one that stands out from the crowd. In some cases, it's a vintage car that's been lovingly preserved or restored, creating an...
20 days ago | Health
Life presents us all with challenges, but some are more predictable than others. Trying to find a good job, paying the bills, and struggling to find one's way in this world are all things the majority of us have to address at some point. Far fewer...