Opera in the Park in Travis Park with Opera Piccola San Antonio

Ever since writing this post, I’ve had high hopes for Travis Park as a downtown cultural gathering place. Travis Park lived up to its promise with the recent Opera in the Park event, led by Opera Piccola of San Antonio and showcasing an… Continue Reading

Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of "The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch"

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] San Antonio Symphony 75th anniversary concert and celebration

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The San Antonio Symphony is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a concert and celebration on Saturday, June 14, 2014. An anniversary is a good time to reflect. I shared some deep thoughts in this recent post,… Continue Reading

Travis Park is a fresh place to play in downtown San Antonio

Historic Travis Park just got a makeover, and the newly-refurbished park is now a fun place for everyone to play in downtown San Antonio. On a breezy spring morning, I walked through the park with my son, F.T., to see the new… Continue Reading