Three Cups Half Empty or Full?

I confess I loved Three Cups of Tea when I read it.  I was moved, buoyed with optimism and hope, really thinking that it is still possible to effect great change with one idea, one promise, one decision. Around the same time, I also read Kabul Beauty School, followed up with The Kite Runner and … Continue reading Three Cups Half Empty or Full?

Aha Henry!

While using Google maps to locate a potential lunch spot @ the TLA Conference yesterday in Austin, I was seredipitously surprised to see the O. Henry Museum located directly across from the Austin Convention center, quietly tucked away on its own semi-greenscaped block. Not wanting to ignore this coincidence, I made a point today to … Continue reading Aha Henry!

Ransom of O. Henry

Driving to work this morning, I heard the TPR story on the O. Henry House downtown, not too far from Market Square.  While listening, I started thinking about how some of the cultural history and architecture of this city gets lost, especially if it’s not revived by some party or celebration.  How many San Antonians … Continue reading Ransom of O. Henry