Month: May 2011

A Real Texas Rangers Baseball Fan Reflects

I wrote this piece last fall after the Texas Rangers won their first American League Championship. I sent it to the local newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but if they used it, they kept it a secret from me. My best wishes contained herein to the team for their 2010 World Series appearance didn’t do […]

Memories of Colonial in Fort Worth

My favorite golf course is one I’ve never played. I don’t think I’ve even been on it in close to 30 years, but I see at least some of it each and every spring. I could never get very close to it except for that one week every year when their members let the paying […]

Fifty Years On – Alan Shepard

I learned something today, something that is as much a signpost to my own ageing process as anything I’ve yet experienced. I learned something that everybody who is lucky enough to advance in age finds out. It is not so much that I have a vivid memory of an event that happened 50 years ago, […]

Good Riddance bin Laden

Ding-dong, Osama bin Laden is dead. Hell has one more occupant tonight than it did before May 1st. Like most Americans, I’ve looked forward to this day for a long time, for bin Laden to be “brought to justice”. Like many Americans, I find myself feeling a little cheated that we don’t get to see […]