Louisiana On My Mind —

I am thinking of some of my most treasured relationships. People in Louisiana. Friends and family. Many Louisiana friends are “storm friends”. We came to know one another in the aftermath of Katrina. We’ve seen horrible stuff. We’ve hugged in a street surrounded by wreckage, when everything was gray dust covered, with the smell of […]

World mystified by Texas accent

A couple of years ago, I received a very prestigious award outside of Texas and was asked to give a short speech on my work. Afterwards, as I was receiving well wishes from friends and colleagues, a man approached with a “rueful, hate to do this” expression and said, “I don’t know if you realize […]