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You May All Go to Hell & I Will Go To Texas

Last month K and I flew to Texas for a statewide music educators convention. It took a while, but I’ve finally found the time to recap our trip. 885 more words

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The Wild Frontier: David Crockett State Park

Davy, Davy Crockett! King of the wild frontier

I was just a little too young to catch the first big wave of Crockettmania when it crested in 1955.

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Fundamental Cultural Transitions

For many people, perhaps most, transitions are hard. Change is challenging and, when it seems especially large, it seems threatening. That explains much of today’s political turmoil in the West. 472 more words

Messages from the Alamo.

How the Texas Revolution was reported in Britain.

Messages from the Alamo.

In the days before overseas telegraph, international news travelled as fast as the fastest ship. 1,165 more words

19th Century

Davy Crockett says:

” You may all go to Hell,
and I will go to Texas.” 

Brand, Fangled, and New

The sun shines constantly on new vistas for those on the lookout, and even heavily-trodden paths.   I’ve lost count of the times I’ve read or listened to Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series of historical novels without considering the origins of the ubiquitous nautical term, “starboard.” Essentially a 7,000-page sea saga of the Napoleonic era from the perspective of a British naval captain and his physician friend, much of the action in O’Brian’s novels takes place on ships, so references to “port” for “left,” and “starboard” for “right” are manifold. 617 more words