Monthly Archives: November 2014

First Things…

First. On my way to a midlife English MA, an undergraduate leveling course in linguistics introduced me to not only one more excellent teacher (Dr. Livingston, who had made a long ago professional/academic jump from math to English Lit and … Continue reading

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The Crinum Hunter

You’ll have to believe me when I tell you that until about six months ago, this was a rather sweet old house on the southwest side of Ft. Worth. It was a one story red brick with a comfortable front … Continue reading

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Paper Flowers

I painted this from memory. It’s been a good many years since I was handed an actual paper corn poppy by some dignified old gentleman in the regalia of his VFW post—bundled, perhaps, against the November chill of yet another … Continue reading

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The Big Sneezy

  It is Fall allergy season in North Texas. Along with a welcome touch of morning and evening coolness has come the annual and extremely unwelcome avalanche of assorted pollens that has temporarily reduced legions of otherwise stalwart Texans to … Continue reading

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