Beautiful Morning at the Twig!

On Saturday, May 4th, I set up a table at the Twig Bookshop in the Pearl District of one of my favorite cities: San Antonio, the Alamo City. Sprinkles of rain fell intermittently, but the awning protected all.  This was Farmer’s Market morning, a weekly event that transforms the entire Pearl area (former home of…

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Assassins That Span the Ages: Bacteria and Viruses

(A virus takes up residence in a healthy cell. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.) Imagine that you are a settler in San Antonio of the 1800’s. You and your family have just constructed a jacál, a hut, as your new residence, much like those constructed by María Andrea Castañon and her family. The jacál, with…

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Contest: Thirteen Day Count Down to the Battle at the Alamo

        Dear Follower, For something historical and commemorative, I will be gifting two copies of my book, Footfalls to the Alamo, along with a set of four specially made drink coasters in a drawing. I will pull 2 names out of a hat of those who answer the most questions correctly and thoroughly…

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