Texas: In her own Words

October 27, 2016

…..As told to Tweed Scott Kinky Friedman wrote the introduction.  Willie Nelson is in the book.  So is his old friend Darrell Royal.  It’s a book about Texas and Texans  written and compiled by a former radio man from Austin.   I’m one of the Texans featured in the book along with those other guys, […]

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Real Texas Hamburgers

August 29, 2016

Best Hamburger in Texas Texas Monthly magazine recently published a guide to finding THE best hamburger in Texas.  They settled in on a hamburger served by a restaurant named Folc in San Antonio.  The number 2 burger is made in Austin.  Here is a list of the top five as picked by TM:   Brisket […]

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Real Texas Walkers

May 16, 2016

Like Socrates, Roy Bedichek the naturalist, examined life. On our walks, Ramona and I try to do the same and examine what we see and observe.

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Real Texas Politicians

April 22, 2016

What’s the fuss about? Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be in politics anymore.  At least not like it used to. Texas Ag boss Sid Miller tried to make it pay, but only just a little.  He billed his trip to an Oklahoma doctor to the taxpayers of Texas.  He went to the wretched O-place to […]

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Do you Sprinkle Sawdust on your Pasta Dishes?

March 9, 2016

Did you know your Parmesan Product might contain sawdust? As a cook, I like to use fresh ingredients.  The prep time takes a little longer than using processed ingredients, but I have always used my cooking and chopping as therapy and the end result is delicious. I have been really getting into Italian cooking and […]

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Recovering body, empty mind

January 11, 2016

One step forward Anyone who has been in recovery after surgery and not able to walk all that great has limited choices.  If you are not on drugs, then reading or writing is certainly an option.  If you are on some amount of drugs, then TV is one mindless way to pass time until you are […]

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A Real Texas Hero

November 11, 2015

In honor of the day….   Take the time to listen, you will be much richer for having done so.  

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Onion Soup Baked Chicken Wings

September 10, 2015

Tangy Baked Wings… Ingredients 1 package Dry Onion Soup Mix 1/2 cup Honey 2 tablespoons Spicy-Brown Mustard 12 Chicken Wings, cut and tips discarded 3 tablespoons Kosher Salt Directions Place wings in a ziplock bag.  Add salt and fill with water to cover the chicken wings.  Seal ziplock bag and refrigerate for 3 hours or […]

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Beer Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

August 31, 2015

It’s Football Season, and that means it’s Chicken Wing Season… These wings will hit the spot and are spicy, crunchy and delicious! Beer Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip   Ingredients 12 – 16 Chicken Wings, cut into 3 pieces and tips trimmed 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt 2 cups  plus 1 tablespoon Buttermilk 1 cup […]

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Four Statues in Texas

August 21, 2015

Statues linked to Confederacy-Texas History I first read the the works of writer/novelist Jan Reid many years ago. His book “Let the People In” on the life and times of Governor  Ann Richards is just one of the best biographies I’ve ever read. I met him in person just over a year ago and he […]

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