Joined 11 years ago from SE Texas
There are many topics and issues which hold my attention. I write about the ones that have a special meaning or interest for me. Some of my favorite subjects involve personal improvement, home repair projects, acoustic guitar music, original songwriting, politics, and history.
While researching a particular item for an article I often find that there is a more interesting story hidden in the details of my original idea. This is when I am especially inspired to write...when I find that golden needle in the proverbial haystack.
Texas' history and contemporary politics are intriguing. My family has a personal connection to a couple of famous Texas historical figures. I also find songwriting to be especially attractive. The challenging thing about writing a song is how to convey a deep subject in a short time frame, all the while working with cadence and rhyme. Fascinating.
In the past I've had articles published in newspapers. One was a stint as a columnist which helped me learn how to write regularly because of the deadlines. Can you guess what the subject was in this article? "Deadbolts, Slugs and Ettiquette".
Hubpages holds a special place in my life. A place where I can escape from the everyday humdrum. A place where I can create, explore, discover, dream and wonder, all the while, helping to make life a little more interesting.
7 months ago
Growing up in the city usually excludes childhood adventures in the wild. Luckily behind the houses across the street was Vince's Bayou complete with crawdads, cattails, dragonflies and kids.
7 months ago
We take for granted our historic landmarks will always be there for future generations. However, in 1908, an important part of the Alamo was about to be torn down in the name of progress. Thankfully "The Angel of The Alamo" appeared and used desperate measures to stop this injustice. Adina De...
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