One of the most vexing parables recorded in the New Testament is the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Found in Matthew 25 and given as the answer to eschatological questions from the disciples, Jesus states: “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the… Continue reading How Not to be a Foolish Virgin
One of my core childhood memories starts in my dad’s home office. He was working on something on the computer and really only paying half attention to me. I was complaining about something and I don’t recall exactly what pessimistic thing I said, what prediction of doom my 10 year old brain shared, but it… Continue reading Words Have Power
This is not a recipe for chorizo and eggs. There’s no ingredient list hidden in the blankets of text that follow. If you want to make chorizo and eggs, google it. Or better yet, visit South Texas and have it at a restaurant, because if you didn’t grow up eating it, you won’t know what it’s supposed to taste like.
Author’s note: this blog was written in April 2019. Excuse the explicit language in the headline, but it’s time for me to talk about something important. Poop. You might not think this would be a life or death conversation, but for some people, it might be. Please endure this ridiculously long blog post with me… Continue reading Let’s Talk Sh*t.
Author’s note: this blog post was written in 2018 and has since been languishing in my unpublished drafts. Hey, everyone, I have a truth bomb for you. Ready? Okay here it goes… No one is trying to control you. No I’m not speaking from standpoint of naivety. I know there are bad people in the… Continue reading Take off Your Tinfoil Hats, Please. (From the archives)
I have been in such despair for the past year over the state of our nation. People are at each others throats constantly. People call each other names and it has started to seem like Conservative/Republican vs. Liberal/Democrat has become a battle to the death where only the strong survive. I guess that’s why I… Continue reading United We Stand: We End Mass Shootings Only When We Work Together
I am grieving for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting along with the rest of the nation. Truth be known, I live in daily fear of mass shootings. Every morning when I send my kids off to school I wonder if its the last time I’ll see them. I was thinking about it on… Continue reading Las Vegas Shooting: Will We Ever Change?
Texas barbecue has gotten a lot of press in recent years. Most people have heard of the famous lines at Franklin BBQ, it even made it into the movie Chef and was visited by President Obama. I myself have visited Snow’s in Lexington, and Kreuz Market and Black’s in Lockhart as well as Saltlick in Driftwood.… Continue reading Texas BBQ Up-And-Comers
It’s hard to believe but it has been almost two years since my editor at Wide Open Country was contacted by Mayde “Mimi” Gomez from SA Live in San Antonio to do a piece based on my humorous article “Learn to Speak Texan” about Texas colloquialisms. I drove out to San Antonio and we walked around… Continue reading That One Time I Was on the News