Texas Music – a genre just for Texas

I went back to San Antonio with my sister-in-law, Carrie to see her cousin, Jamie Lin Wilson, host an intimate country music show at Sam’s Burger Joint with Jack Ingram, a Texas Music legend, who got his start playing the college circuit when I was a student at Texas A&M. If you’re not familiar with the Texas Music genre, then sit back, crack open a cold longneck (beer), and click through the links at the bottom. Texas musicians are epic storytellers first and foremost. They tell it like it is, and celebrate life lived to it’s fullest, and what makes […]

San Antonio

San Antonio is a 300 year old city in Texas, and its historical significance in the Texas war for independence is known around the world.  “Remember the Alamo!” The architecture, cuisine, people and festivals keep our Spanish Heritage alive. It is home of the Alamo, The Riverwalk, the annual Fiesta festival in April, and Fiesta Texas (a Six Flags Theme Park). I’ve been countless times, and keep going back. It’s a beautiful city, with a diverse population that oozes colonial culture. I went to visit a friend there, who made some brilliant recommendations for things to do with the kids […]

Why moms wine

Why do mothers drink? Because of places like water parks. My best friend since forever and ever and I took four kids to Splashway Water Park in Sheridan, Texas. Everyone had raved about this park, and it was ideally located halfway between Austin, TX where she lives, and Bellville, where my parents live. Absolute winner for a summer day in Texas with four hot rambunctious kiddos. We had her two, aged 6 and 5, Austin age 6 and my niece, Lanie, just a month shy of 7. For the record, four kids outnumber two moms by a factor of about […]


                               We left Texas only days before Hurricane Harvey strengthened and slammed into the Texas coast as a powerful and wet category 4 storm (on a scale of 1-5). The force of the storm destroyed the small coastal town of Rockport where my family has spent countless summer days and weeks (and fall, spring and winter too) since my grandfather was a little boy, and long before. The weather pattern that held the storm in place over Houston and the surrounding area created unprecedented levels of rainfall, and horrific flooding on a scale never seen before — in a city […]