March 28, 2020

While in college, my part time job was selling ladies' shoes. This was when salesmen actually helped each shopper fit a pair of shoes. Only demonstration shoes were on display. The salesman would use a chrome and black measuring device to ascertain the shoe size, and t...

March 21, 2020

As newlyweds in 1861, Valentine and Martha Poole moved to Galveston. Though their roots were in New York, they had heard the thrilling stories of the Karankawa Indians and the pirate Jean Lafitte. The East Coast newspapers had presented Galveston as a modern city with...

March 14, 2020

My mission was to buy some lightbulbs for the kitchen ceiling. This is America. How hard could it be? And this was before COVID-19.

For an easy match, I took the old bulb with me. It must have been employee break-time when I arrived in the lighting department of the bi...

March 7, 2020

In 1884, Henry Navarro owned 520 acres of prime farmland in Atascosa County, south of San Antonio. The census reported that Henry was the head of a 10-member household that included his wife, five children, a housekeeper with two children, cattle, hogs, oxen and a larg...

February 29, 2020

The Battle of the Alamo has always intrigued me. Born and raised in San Antonio, I often stood in front of the Cradle of Texas Liberty and wondered about the military maneuvers that occurred during the 13 day siege. Mexican General Vicente Filisola stated that his troo...

February 22, 2020

In 1836, living in Texas was tough. Those who immigrated from the United States, gave up the expectation of existing churches and schools.  Fighting Indians and scratching the dust to plant crops were the priorities of every settler. Unfortunately, the children missed...

February 15, 2020

Do you remember Valentine's Day when we were in the third grade? What fun. We would take paper valentines to school and give one to everybody in our class. And hopefully, we would get a valentine from that special someone. Of course, we always gave a valentine to the t...

February 8, 2020

Here’s a dilemma for you. Years ago, a friend of mine served as pastor of a struggling church. While there were many faithful people in the congregation, their efforts to grow attendance failed.

Interestingly, there was an elderly lady who attended church only on Sunday...

February 1, 2020

We stopped at a red light next to a new Toyota Tundra pickup truck. On the side of the Tundra, there was an emblem with a star that read “1794 Edition.” Later, after some research, I discovered that this truck was named for an event that occurred in early Texas history...

January 25, 2020

Pastor Hossein Soodmand and I held ministerial credentials with the same organization for many years. During the 80’s, Pastor Soodmand establish a thriving church in his native country of Iran. After much harassment by the Islamic government, Pastor Soodmand was arrest...

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