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Step One...

Step one: Open the editor’s door.

That’s just a small snippet of a larger email I sent them. Of course, they can still reject the finished manuscript once I submit it, but it’s a start. 18 more words


State missing road-building opportunity

Perhaps you’ve noticed over a period of time that I like referring to Paul Burka’s blog on Texas Monthly’s website. It provides grist for my own commentary. 322 more words

The Reservation and the Plantation

Dedicated to Miss Genevieve Dobbins, born on St Patrick’s Day 2014.

Dear Genny,

This is a story about my Grandma’s tribe: The Choctaw. See they live downhill from the Cherokee; in the deep Southern states of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. 442 more words

War Torn, Mean, and Enraged--The Angry American


Category: Politics

Like Robin Williams said to Matt Damon on ‘Good Will Hunting,’ “It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault.”

When I’m in church I’m inches away from starting an argument or a shouting match with the older Americans there. 725 more words

How to make money Online? You want you should know how to make money on line?

In Texas we should have opportunity, not opportunists.  Do you want to keep finance from lingering in the 1800’s?  In Texas we have a bad record of being in the red besides oil. 204 more words

Texas Monthly on the daily

It’s not uncommon here to open the blinds to a rain-streaked window. Most mornings are grey, but by mid-afternoon the day heats up to hot, soupy humidity. 563 more words


Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana: Backstory on a "War Without End"

Last week, I attended a panel discussion co-hosted by Texas Monthly and the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. The subject for debate was a recent article by Bill Martin, the director of the Institute’s Drug Policy Program. 1,159 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Marijuana Claire Clark at the Points blog has written an outstanding article about how veterans are challenging the marijuana laws in Texas. Texas veterans are choosing to self-medicate with marijuana in lieu of "antidepressants, sleeping pills, or psychotropic medications." Instead of describing marijuana as a gateway drug, veterans have instead labeled it as an "exit drug." Veterans are choosing marijuana because it has fewer serious side effects and is not addictive unlike their legal options.