Category Archives: photography

a man of letters – part 2 – after the war, the GI bill and my dad


When my dad came home from World War II, he eloped with my mom and began a financial roller coaster that dizzied him for the rest of his life. Dad wanted to get married and finish his education – both of which … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou: wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now


“Being a woman is hard work. Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work. Becoming an old female may require only being born with certain genitalia, inheriting long-living genes and the fortune not to be run over … Continue reading

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behold the frog log


Our first summer last year with a swimming pool was a real adventure – our yard is a frog mecca teeming with loud nocturnal noises, and unfortunately the frogs can’t distinguish a chlorinated pool from a perfectly wonderful fresh water pond. … Continue reading

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forget Chelsea? never


Spike’s bark was loud, much louder than his usual warning bark for the intruder who dares to walk past his house on Cardinal Drive in the early morning hours before Pretty, Charly and I have roused ourselves from sleep to … Continue reading

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precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul


While I angst over the children still illegally separated from their families in my home state of Texas and begin to plan another series on letters my father wrote me while I was in college at the University of Texas in Austin in … Continue reading

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I just can’t let it go


My grandfather on my daddy’s side was born on July 29, 1898. His name was George Patton Morris. One week from today he would be  120 years old. This is my grandfather with his mother, Margaret Antonio Moore Morris, in … Continue reading

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meanwhile, back at the casita…


so it ain’t Vegas, Baby but… while the cat’s away, etc. fun is fun, right? Just kidding, Pretty! (photo shop courtesy of Donna Magrath) P.S. Through the magic of Las Vegas wedding venues, Spike, Charly, Donna and I watched the Wedding … Continue reading

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the Main Event in Las Vegas showing today!


So the Aces game wasn’t quite what we hoped it would be for Pretty and friends, but A’ja Wilson was gracious (as always) after the game to share a photo op with Pretty and Number One Son Drew. Thanks, A’ja … Continue reading

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A’ja and the Aces


Pretty and Number One Son landed safely in Las Vegas and from all social media accounts are having a grand time. Thanks to all of you who are concerned about Pretty’s whereabouts and our welfare at casita de Cardinal. We … Continue reading

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the hideout – revisited


Alas, Pretty and Number One Son Drew are winging their way toward Las Vegas on this Friday the 13th. and all of us at Casita de Cardinal will be happy to know they have landed safely tonight. Charly, Spike and … Continue reading

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