Ken Burns Is Back

Ken Burns is one of the most prolific documentary film makers in generations. The first one that I watched by…

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Texans Stand at Salado Creek

The years after victory at San Jacinto were precarious for the young Republic of Texas. Countless skirmishes and disputes over…

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The Father of Texas

We need to start somewhere. I thought about writing a quick history of Texas but I could never cram it…

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Ken Burns Is Back

Ken Burns is one of the most prolific documentary film makers in generations. The first one that I watched by him was in the 1990’s about baseball. The film is brilliant with detailed archived photos and videos. The narration and interviews are amazing and make the story about our national pastime come alive. Seeing a…

Texans Stand at Salado Creek

The years after victory at San Jacinto were precarious for the young Republic of Texas. Countless skirmishes and disputes over territory continued until the final decision in 1848. The Mexican War finalized a decade long border disagreement between Texas and Mexico. In 1842 one raid by Brigadier General Rafael Vasquez on San Antonio set things…

Adventure: Big Bend National Park, Texas

I had been there once before. Twenty one years ago. The details of those memories are sketchy. I remember it was March or April. The weather wasn’t too hot and it even was cold at night. I remember stars filling the sky. My friend Jason and I were in our early twenties. I was a…

The Father of Texas

We need to start somewhere. I thought about writing a quick history of Texas but I could never cram it all into a small post. So let’s start with Stephen F. Austin. The “Father of Texas was born in Virginia in 1793. He was the son of Moses and Maria Austin. His father was involved…