Texas Daughter

Funny the stuff that sticks with you.  Our daughter Mischa has a blog now and we’ve been checking it out and talking about how proud we are of her. She’s really become a bit of a Punk/fashionista and I wondered how exactly that happened as I’d always thought of her as my little tomboy.

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Not so long ago we were riding around the Sierras in my truck listening to Pantera and the next thing I know, she has a husband, three kids, a mortgage and… turquoise hair.F68926DD-5106-40C1-961E-53B6D21C4DD5

How the heck did this happen?  Well through the wonders of YouTube, I’ve been able to go back to the exact moment when Mischa caught the “Wild Hair”.  She was maybe six or seven and we were watching Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin sing a Lefty Frizzell song on TV. ‘Shelly starts commenting on Colvin’s sun dress and combat boots. Soon, over her mother’s protestations she was rocking the same look. Viola! Coolest kid in the first grade.

Oh well, mama tried.

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Remember The Alamo!

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I love this picture! At the time it was taken, it was actually illegal to carry this type of knife in Texas. Bowie knives illegal… in Texas. Let that sink in for a minute.

Now in the photo above, please note the gentleman on the right. Note the absolute glee on his face and today, maybe let’s celebrate people with enough balls to override their brains when the occasion calls for it. Maybe also ponder the role such people play in securing the lofty concepts of freedom and liberty.

And speaking of Texans with balls, have you seen Taylor Sheridan’s 2016 masterpiece Hell Or High Water? Well I couldn’t think of a better day to watch it.