Archives for September 25, 2011

Thank You, Mr. Darwin. Again.

I grew up in Texas in the 50s and 60s. Spent part of my childhood in Alabama. Which means I grew up among racists. So I was a racist. When you grow up when and where I did, you can’t not be.But then the Civil Rights movement came along.For a lot of people, of course it made no difference. They held on to racism like it was a precious human right. (Woe to any black man who walked into our little white neighborhood church; the chill would have frozen him down to his bones.)For most of … [Read more...]

Things I Learned from My Horses

Kick up your heels occasionally. Take each day as it comes. Watch for gopher holes along the way. Don’t eat too much rich food. Everybody farts. Sometimes you have to take the bit in your teeth. Graze whenever possible. Friends can come in any color. There’s no shame in natural functions. … [Read more...]