Our Move Across The Country Up until last November I have lived in West Texas my entire life. I’ve been proud to say I come from God’s country—the wide-open spaces, the mesquites, the real cowboys (shout out, Dad), the rolling… Continue Reading
Jesmyn Ward has laid forth another lyrical masterpiece with Sing, Unburied, Sing, winner of the National Book Award and a New York Times Top 10 Best Book of The Year. Ward weaves themes of poverty, race, home, death, family, and resilience into… Continue Reading
I had the privilege of interviewing Jackie Cruse, owner of J. Cruse Christmas Gallery & Decor, for my first profile. It’s a winter wonderland in his store, a must-do when you visit Lubbock. It was published in the Fall 2017… Continue Reading
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate and fabulous Christmas decorations? My feature article on the Odessa Board of Realtors’ Christmas Tour of Homes appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Odessa Living. >>Read it here.
Experience This Popular Far West Texas Town For Yourself I recently had the pleasure of writing about one of my favorite West Texas towns, Alpine, for Austin Monthly. Truly, if you have not been to the Big Bend region—the mountains… Continue Reading
I-20 Wildlife Preserve offers unexpected nature viewing in the shadow of downtown Midland. My Hit the Road article on the I-20 Wildlife Preserve in Midland is in this month’s issue of Texas Co-op Power. When I worked for the Midland… Continue Reading
My first cover story! My first cover story, about livestock shows in Texas, is published in the July 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine. Read it here. Pictured is Emma Travland, a freshman at Fredericksburg High School, at the… Continue Reading
My feature article “Preparing for the Future” about the Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin is in the Summer 2017 issue of Midland Living, on shelves for six months. Read it here.
Experience the lure of West Texas for yourself Many ask me what’s the best way to experience West Texas. Where to begin. The list is endless. But, the Viva Big Bend music festival has become a tradition of ours. It’s a great… Continue Reading
I’m a self-proclaimed Book Nerd. Capital B capital N. On any given day, I have around five rotating books on my nightstand: the Bible, and usually one nonfiction (perhaps about the brain or food), at least one on writing (like… Continue Reading