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Autumn in the Texas Hill Country

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

An autumn view of “The Blue Hole” on the H.E. Butt Foundation property, near Laity Lodge.

Driving in Texas

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

My first experiences of driving in Texas left me with the impression of an endless, flat countryside. When I was a child, my family and I drove through north Texas on a couple of occasions. It was hot, dusty, and boring. Then, when I was moving from New England back to California, I drove across […]

Another Lenten Special

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I put up a post on the commercialization of Lent. I was surprised by a sign for a restaurant that advertised a Lenten special. I don’t recall ever seeing such a thing in California. At least there weren’t Lenten specials in Irvine, as near as I can remember.
I received a […]

Cold in Texas

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

One of the things I’m growing to like about Texas is the winter weather. During the months of December, January, and February, the weather in the Hill Country often dips below freezing. But it doesn’t stay there for weeks at a time without a break. So we get a taste of real winter, but not […]

An Unusual Holiday Mixture

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Check out this scene from Marble Falls, Texas.

You’ve got Christmas angels trumpeting in the direction of a Good Friday cross. And in the background, a menorah, hat-tipping to Hannukah. No lack of religious symbolism in this public park. Check out the tunnel of lights through which one enters the park. Wow!

Only in Texas . . . I Mean Texmas

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

You don’t see this is California . . .

From a display in a public park in Marble Falls, Texas! Yee-haw!

You Know You’re in Texas When . . .

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Never saw this in California . . .

My New Haunts in Kerrville, Texas

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

I’ve just finished my second week as the Senior Director of Laity Lodge. Though the retreat center itself is out in Hill Country near Leakey, Texas (population approx. 350), my offices are in Kerrville, a town of about 22,000 people on I-10, an hour west of San Antonio. (Check this map for details.)
I thought it […]

Texas Scenes

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I grew up thinking that all of Texas was flat, hot, and dusty. Oh, and I suppose you could add, humid. To be sure, there are parts of Texas that are all of the above. But I’ve been amazed by the beauty of West Texas, through which I’ve had the opportunity to drive twice in […]
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