Category: Grand Canyon

Maps 0

Maps

I’m a guy; I like maps. History books, science fiction with complex worlds or battles, all should (and many do) have excellent detailed maps. I’m the geek who refers back to the maps while...

book signing October 20 at Trinity University Alumni week 2

book signing October 20 at Trinity University Alumni week

Last year I was invited to be a part of the Trinity University Alumni Book Signing that occurs during alumni week. I have been invited back again this year; the event is October 20...

I should be able to run a 5K, shouldn’t I??? 0

I should be able to run a 5K, shouldn’t I???

My industrious wife formed a team to walk in the Komen Race for the Cure in Houston October 6. The team name is “Komen Get It”….catchy, eh? Somehow (as usually happens) I got talked...

Ice Road Truckers – The Final Episode 3

Ice Road Truckers – The Final Episode

I’m not sure what it was about this short (10 episode) series that entertained my family. It could have been any combination of: a locale, the Northwest Territories, that most of us have never...

Bu, thanks for the memories 0

Bu, thanks for the memories

Bu, the 39-year old Rhino at the Houston Zoo, died of old age yesterday. My family and I have seen a lot of Bu over the years, through many trips to the Houston Zoo,...

movrev: MON MEILLEUR AMI (My Best Friend) 0

movrev: MON MEILLEUR AMI (My Best Friend)

4 stars: the best non-martial arts sub-titled movie I’ve seen Hey, I’m just being honest! Most of the subtitled movies I see (Fearless, Hero, Crouching Tiger, District B13) are martial arts movies. And my...

Live Earth. Huh? 0

Live Earth. Huh?

As a music spectacle, it was pretty spectacular. But as a rallying cry and mustering of political might, I question if Live Earth actually made things better or worse. These types of “benefit concerts”...

Ice Road Truckers on The History Channel 7

Ice Road Truckers on The History Channel

Maybe it’s because it is getting awfully close to 100 degrees in Texas. Maybe it’s because of the 40 days of rain. Whatever the reason, my family and I are hooked on Ice Road...

essay: Book Expo America, NYC, June 2007 4

essay: Book Expo America, NYC, June 2007

A first time novelist’s first time at the show I went to BEA (and took my wife and son) for many reasons: My first book (Dusk Before the Dawn) was up for a 2006...

bookrev: Great Britain (Eyewitness Travel Guide) 0

bookrev: Great Britain (Eyewitness Travel Guide)

5 stars: Worn it out with several trips, but still haven’t tapped it’s full potential We’ve used this guide book for: – Two trips to Scotland; – Multiple trips to London and surrounding areas,...

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