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Signs of the Times

In planning my maiden voyage to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, I have the good sense to…

With a Butter Knife and a Ball-Peen Hammer

The neighborhood kids called Felix Harris “the Voodoo Man” because his front yard was full of eerie poles he brought…

Hey Boo Boo!

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, my family vacations were mainly of the s’mores-and-sleeping-bags variety.

By the Light of the Moon

Beneath fading early evening light, I slip across glassy water over the reflections of large cypress and pecan trees along…

Set Sayles for Abilene

Making plans to see a friend’s art gallery show in downtown Abilene, I pounced on the opportunity to make it…

El Paso, Naturally

El Paso, the state’s westernmost and perhaps most historic urban center, has served as a crossroads of the Americas for…

Dive In!

Glinting pools of blue-green water. Rugged limestone bluffs, fuzzy with moss. A rope swing, knotted for better grip, looped over…

Get Away. Just Do It.

I’ve spent much of my adult life in search of the best places in Texas to do little or nothing…

Daytripper: Athens

Many travelers will spend thousands of dollars for a ticket to the Mediterranean to discover historic architecture, splash in blue…

Back to the Peninsula

As our ferryboat approaches the landing, three dolphins suddenly surface just beyond the jetty. I declare it a positive omen,…

Ski Waco!

On the two-hour drive from Austin to the Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco, I’ve been chattering away about my teenage…
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