Tag: Texas

Early Morning in ATX During SXSW

Early Morning in ATX During SXSW

An early morning foray into the empty streets of the city as it prepared for another day of a vibrant festival.

Haiku: Texas Cow Eyes

Haiku: Texas Cow Eyes

A longhorn and a calf pose in a pasture in Round Top, Texas.

A Little Bit of Americana Deep in the Heart of Texas

A Little Bit of Americana Deep in the Heart of Texas

Americana abounds at the 2018 Chili Cookoff in tiny Round Top, Texas (pop. 90).

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

Headed out to the Round Top Chili Cookoff with friends today, I’m inspired to reblog this post from last year. It’s a tale of a chili cook-off fundraiser in a tiny Texas town, two friends, five gallons of spilled chili, dozens of kind people and […]

Washington Post: “Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey”

Washington Post: “Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey”

People from the Lone Star State have an almost genetic disinclination to rely on the government for anything. So during Hurricane Harvey, the people saved each other. Source: Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey – The Washington Post

Haiku: Mindfulness on the Beach

Haiku: Mindfulness on the Beach

Image poetry: girl on the beach in repose knows, she simply knows Copyright 2017, Glover Gardens Cookbook

Zagat Article: 10 Reasons to Drive to Tomball

Zagat Article: 10 Reasons to Drive to Tomball

A new Zagat article highlights the culinary charms of Tomball, Texas.

Houston is Looking Pretty Good Here:  The Largest of the 12 cities where you can “live like royalty” on $60,000 – and it is great for lots of other reasons

Houston is Looking Pretty Good Here:  The Largest of the 12 cities where you can “live like royalty” on $60,000 – and it is great for lots of other reasons

  Pack your bags, there are a dozen cities in America where you can live large on a average salary.  Houston is the biggest of the pack.  AND – it is a city with a terrific resume. Houston is the only city on the list […]

More Winter in Southeast Texas: Birds in Gilchrist

More Winter in Southeast Texas: Birds in Gilchrist

Birds and more birds enjoying the mild winter in Gilchrist, Texas on the Bolivar Peninsula: herons, sandpipers, brown pelicans and seagulls. A great day trip from Houston.

Lady Bird Lake at Dusk

Lady Bird Lake at Dusk

Simple pleasures: an Austin bridge at sunset, music and a son’s deep sense of place.

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Steak is on the menu at a tiny dinner party at Glover Gardens with international guests.

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

A tale of a chili cook-off fundraiser in a tiny Texas town, two friends, five gallons of spilled chili, dozens of kind people and a chance meeting with the governor.

Moonlight Citrus Harvest Haiku

Moonlight Citrus Harvest Haiku

A cold snap in Southeast Texas forces a moonlight citrus harvest and inspires a haiku.

Haiku for Galveston in Autumn

Haiku for Galveston in Autumn

Galveston Island: waters’ edge serenity, lovely autumn beach. Photo credits to my son, who took this photo on his 19th birthday, November 23, 2016. More Glover Gardens haiku can be found here.   Copyright 2016, Glover Gardens Cookbook

No Place for Hate: an “Award-Winning” Poem

No Place for Hate: an “Award-Winning” Poem

A memory and poem from the halcyon days of super-busy parenthood. It is a beautiful thing to watch our kids grow into themselves and soar into their new journeys, but a little bittersweet, too.

How Far is Heaven? Remembering Kim-n-Steve

How Far is Heaven? Remembering Kim-n-Steve

This little memoir is dedicated to everyone who loved my brother Steve, and has the same bigger-but-now-broken heart because of his presence in your life.


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