Category Archives: Community

Just the Facts, Ma’am

I confess, I love data. Not fake date or #altfacts but real, factual data. I also love @Twitter where I follow @ConradHackett Senior Demographer and Associate Director of the Pew Research Center–a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, … Continue reading

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Senior City Dreaming

San Antonio is a great big city. Even though, we hold the dubious distinction of being the least equal city in the nation when it comes to the extreme differences between our more prosperous neighborhoods and our most distressed neighborhoods, I think … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Redux

First let me say, my mother was a superior cook. Every night she cooked a family meal and we all gathered around the kitchen table eating and talking. Many of our family favorites were from the Southern cooking repertoire she learned from … Continue reading

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Mission Trail Rotary Charity Bike Tour

After a few years of working with Sister Odilia at Blessed Sacrament Academy, I have become a big fan of San Antonio’s Southside. As part of BSA’s community outreach efforts, Sister Odilia and I joined the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association and the Mission Trail … Continue reading

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Mission musing in San Antonio

This morning, while brushing my teeth, my mind went wandering, and I found myself thinking about the San Antonio Missions. On July 5th UNESCO designated the four Spanish colonial Missions and the Alamo as the first World Heritage site in Texas. In a … Continue reading

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A letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Dr. King, The day you were assassinated I was on the campus of Prairie View A&M, which in 1968 was still an all-black college located just west of Houston, Texas. I and several other white students were participating in an … Continue reading

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TEDxSanAntonio # 5

This year’s TEDxSanAntonio event had a decidedly different tone from the four previous events. I think that’s as it should be. Constantly evolving with fresh speakers and topics, each event–a mind opening, idea sharing experience–then becomes a unique memory for … Continue reading

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