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March 23rd, 2017

(photo by Lonn Taylor)The torii gate by Dionicio Rodriguez.

The Japanese Garden of Alamo City

By LONN TAYLOR

On a recent trip to San Antonio I paid a visit to the Japanese Garden in Brackenridge Park, one of San Antonio’s hidden treasures, so well hidden that in 50 years of living in and visiting San Antonio I …

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rambling boy

March 16th, 2017

Move over, St. Patrick, for St. Urho

St. Urho’s statue in Menahga, Minnesota

By LONN TAYLOR

The whole world knows that March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, a day that is celebrated with parades and the excessive consumption of alcohol wherever the Irish diaspora has taken Irishmen, from …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

March 9th, 2017

Good fences, good neighbors, good grief

Barbed wire fence

By LONN TAYLOR

Fences and fence lines have caused so much trouble in the Big Bend over the years that I was pleased to receive from my friend David Langford a beautiful little 30-page booklet called Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law in Texas, just published …

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the rambling boy

February 23rd, 2017

The celebration and lore of George Washington

By LONN TAYLOR

Monday was Presidents Day, a federal holiday designated by Congress to be celebrated on the third Monday in February by a law passed in 1968 called the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, a law which reshuffled most of our holidays to create three-day weekends. When I was a …

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the rambling boy

February 16th, 2017

Dr. Paul Will: Big Bend king of sausage

By LONN TAYLOR

I recently had a visit with a man I have come to think of as the Sausage King of the Big Bend. Dr. Paul Will, Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at Sul Ross State University, has been teaching students how to process meat for 39 years. …

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the rambling boy

February 9th, 2017

The stories quilts can tell

By LONN TAYLOR

This is the time of year when heavy boxes full of new books about Texas arrive at my house, because I serve as a judge in several state-wide book contests. This year’s boxes included an outstanding book about quilts, Katherine Jean Adams’s Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of American …

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the rambling boy

February 2nd, 2017

How to make American great again

By LONN TAYLOR

Like most people my age, I think this country has gone to hell since my youth, so I am enthusiastically on board with our new president’s campaign to Make America Great Again. In fact I have 12 concrete proposals, which, if adopted, would take us a long way …

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the rambling boy

January 19th, 2017

The Republic of Texas capitol at Houston.

Fireworks and entertainment at the Congress of Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

The Texas Legislature went into its 84th session on January 10 and it will undoubtedly provide fireworks and entertainment until it adjourns at the end of May. Molly Ivins called the Texas Legislature “the finest form of free entertainment …

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the rambling boy

January 12th, 2017

Bridges, not walls

By LONN TAYLOR

Candelaria, Texas is literally at the end of the road. It is 48 miles northwest of Presidio, where the pavement of FM 170 ends. In 2010 it had a population of 75. I was down there last month, visiting with Rosa Madrid and her son Reynaldo Pantoja. Rosa is a retired …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

December 21st, 2016

Not ‘Happy Holidays,’ not ‘Season’s Greetings,’

By LONN TAYLOR

I have spent a good deal of time this past few weeks writing Christmas cards. I am very big on Christmas cards. I enjoy getting them and I enjoy sending them. I sense that their popularity is decreasing as the ease of electronic communication increases and the …

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