The Moon Lit the Way

It was the best sleep of my life. The moon overhead was a day or two shy of full glory and so far away from city lights that the stars were still visible in its brightness. The insects hummed lullabies. The wind blew the dark waves gently against the lakeshore, their crests highlighted with silver…

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Far West Texas Roadtrip

One of Tanya Tucker’s most famous songs asks God to let her go to Texas when she dies because it’s as close to Heaven as she’s ever been. I don’t know what part of Texas she was singing about, but this song makes the most sense to me in Big Bend country. There’s a reason…

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