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Researching East Texas History

This week, I discovered a few new online resources to help my research: The JStor academic database, which has a free tier during the pandemic The SFASU East Texas Research Center online libraries The Texas Historical Commission library AND, yesterday, I received my copy of “They Left No Monuments,” a volume of East Texas human interest stories by the late historian Bob Bowman. I’m just scratching the surface of these resources, but I have already learned so much! It’s really exciting to read this information, find archival images, and think… Read more Researching East Texas History

Now everything is easy…

Like the rest of the world, I had a hard start to 2020, made harder by the fact that my house was empty of kittycat feet for the first time in nearly 18 years. I missed Molly the most when I was home in a quiet house, and the pandemic made for a lot of that, even when my husband started working from home in March. I’m not a dog person, and definitely not a kid person, but I am 100-percent a cat person, in case that isn’t obvious. I… Read more Now everything is easy…

Molly

This is the story of the big life of a little cat. Molly’s life with me began in July 2002, when I had just moved back from New York City to Austin. I wasn’t happy with the move, and thought I’d get myself a cat as a consolation prize. But before that, in May, I was in New York, walking with a friend who was visiting for the day from New Haven. “David’s cat had kittens!” she said, referring to her boyfriend at home in Austin, an old friend who… Read more Molly

Begin

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” T.S. Eliot After a nice Christmas and New Year’s Day, by ten a.m. on January 2, I was at the veterinarian’s office saying goodbye to my 17-year-old cat, Molly. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in August and mostly stable, her final weeks, while treasured, were helped along by painkillers, and balanced an increasingly volatile situation as her tumor spread along her cheekbone and toward her ears,… Read more Begin