17 Nov '05 -11:28

Cool website for all things Tejano especially around Houston
www.purochorizo.com (more)

16 Nov '05 -12:56
Conjunto Party

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend John Dyer's Conjunto book signing at the Alameda Theatre in San Antonio. (more)

Friends of the Brazos

Last weekend, my friend Susan Ebert rounded up her writer friends Shannon Tompkins of the Houston Chronicle, Michael Berryhill, former editor of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, John Ostdick, the nature writer who used to edit American Airlines' American Way magazine, and me, along with Tyson Broad, a research associate for the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and his wife, Eva, for a campfire discussion and paddle on the Brazos River. Our host was Ed Lowe, who formed the Friends of the Brazos in response to the Brazos River Authority's claim of all water rights on the river, for the purpose of pumping and selling water. Here's the lowdown on the drawdown: (more)

Vine DeLoria, Native American

Vine DeLoria, perhaps the articulate writer of Native American life as well as the most profilific, passed away.
I tried to interview him for the Voices of Civil Rights oral history project a couple years ago, but our interview was cancelled when Congress approved the Medicare prescription bill. "I don't feel too kindly toward AARP right now, " DeLoria told me after the bill passed. AARP sponsored the Voices of the Civil Rights oral history project. I replied that if I was in his shoes, I would have done the same. So I lost the interview and the chance to sit at the feet of a giant. Little did I realize my stepmother, Margaret Patoski, a history professor, knew him from history conferences she'd attended. Here is her Letter to the Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, chided the paper for not noting DeLoria's passing. (more)

WQRZ Waveland on MSNBC

Brice and Christine as featured on MSNBC


Cool audio clip if you go to the website. (more)