We started our trip with a drive to the Iredale Café arriving for a late lunch. The place is known for their catfish and there are stories of some driving many miles just to dine here. The fish was tasty, and the side dishes were prepared on-site. It was good…

As I merged onto I 30 headed to Paluxy, a new Mercedes SUV pulled in front of me. The personalized license plate on the SUV read ILUVGOD. Immediately in my head Janis Joplin started to sing

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches…

The best trips are sometimes very close to home. The breakfast we had at Crave, the new bakery in Glen Rose was quite good. The Danish and the muffin were excellent. Crave is at a level not often seen in a small town. The location in an old barber shop…

Eldorado fins, whitewalls, and skirts
Rides just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac

Cadillac Ranch by Bruce Springsteen

My favorite coffee roaster, grilling consultant, and automotive expert…

Dear Dad 8 2 21 Armadillos

Texas has a state bird, flower, tree, etc. We even have a state dinosaur. The nine-banded armadillo is the state mammal, but I see no reason we should not also recognize it as the state roadkill. A few years ago, when John Hightower ran…

Dear Dad, 07/06/21 Parking by Permit Only

A few years ago, the mother of one my coworkers died. My coworker and his sister were her only children. In most families, the controversy after a death might be who gets a certain piece of jewelry or some heirloom furniture. The debate…

Dear Dad 6.21.21 Health

Sometimes when I meet people, I will have occasion to mention my dad is almost 95 and my mom lived into her 90s. I used to describe you as aging energizer bunnies like in the Energizer Battery commercial. The response is almost universally, “you have really…

Terry McIntire

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