Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Bloom

Roses bloom in Texas at the oddest times of the year. Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the NFL

I keep trying to watch a game… Continue reading

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Rodalena Reflects: Lessons from Atticus

Empathy and critical thinking are risks. They often require one to act… Continue reading

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Gun People and the Jagged Marble

I was thinking about my attitude toward firearms recently, and I found myself thinking the strangest thought: I owe a debt of gratitude to some of those seemingly fanatical gun-toting people. Continue reading

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Slot Machine

She sits there, eyes glazed over… Continue reading

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Books that Move

So, yeah, I got “tagged” by a friend on Facebook to list “Ten Books that Have Stayed With Me in Some Way”… Continue reading

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