Tag Archives: Texas

It’s Not The Heat; It’s The Misery (#poem)

On the Texas Gulf Coast You do a lot of laundry In the Summer. Humidity stays at or near One-hundred percent, And temperatures hover Around where skin melts. Step outside your office, And you’ll be drenched Before you reach your … Continue reading

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The Magic and Mystery of Ministry (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

Know how in the 1970s the televangelists All had perfectly sculpted and blow-dried hair? Well, my Daddy was at least partly responsible For all that glitz and fancy get-up. He didn’t do hair for anyone as famous As Pat Robertson … Continue reading

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Life, Love, and Leaving in Livingston, Texas (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

In a previous century my grandfather died Only weeks after my great uncle. A few weeks later, my grandmother Made a quick trip to the grocery store And returned to find her house in flames. Having lost her brother, husband, … Continue reading

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Texas Tornadoes and the Power of Prayer (#NaPoWriMo)

Oh, Good Lord, y’all, I thank we better git in the house. That sky is darker than Brother Jimmy’s sermon last Sunday, and it’s flashing like a God-damned disco. It’s gonna be a gully washer, all right, but Ronnie’s got … Continue reading

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Texas dismisses EU concerns over the death penalty

The European Union thinks Texas should consider halting executions before reaching the 400th killing by the state. In a BBC article, we learn that Robert Black, a spokesman for the Texas governor, said: “Two hundred and thirty years ago, our … Continue reading

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