Category Archives: Lonesome Dove

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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Some People’s Kids: Unlimited Talk and Text

“…now you’ve gone wireless.” Continue reading

Posted in Allyson, Books, childhood, Eric, Ericisms, family, Halo, Hello Kitty, Hot Topic, humor, Lonesome Dove, Minecraft, Motherhood, Parenting, photography, pop culture, Reading, teenagers, Video Games, WalMart | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Successful Blogging

“Successful Blogging.” What does that mean, exactly? Continue reading

Posted in blogging, honesty, humility, Larry McMurtry, Life Lessons, Lonesome Dove, pop culture, Quotes, Simplicity, Success, Twitter, William Shakespeare, Words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The New Phonebook

This kind of completely mindless perseverance should be lauded. Continue reading

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Ericisms: The Ever-Expanding Eight-Year-Old Vocabulary

The boy’s inventing New Words: We started a new unit in science recently: geology. Eric is absolutely enthralled: there is an entire science devoted to rocks. He has abandoned his former goal of becoming a cowboy, and now is leaning … Continue reading

Posted in A. A. Milne, childhood, Education, Eric, Ericisms, family, Geology, Halo, Homeschooling, humor, Lonesome Dove, Parenting, Pooh Bear, science, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, Toes, Words, Zombies | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Lover’s Paradise

In Archer, Texas, there’s a dusty wonder with a stupid name not too far from the Dairy Queen… Continue reading

Posted in America, Books, Culture, Larry McMurtry, Literature, Lonesome Dove, peculiar people, Preservation, Quotes, Texas, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 297 Comments

Silent Woman

“Lorena had her usual look-the look of a woman who was somewhere else.” -Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove The horizon hates me. It taunts me Dances, laughs, then leaves. I sit here, silent, dreaming, looking for tomorrow But tomorrow doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Grammar with Augustus

By using a piece of fine writing as a springboard, interesting discussions start… Continue reading

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The Death March of the Wild Frontier

“The earth is mostly just a boneyard, but pretty in the sunlight. -Larry McMurtry.
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