The Boots at North Star Mall

I drew a sketch and watercolor of the 35-foot tall boots installed beside North Star Mall in San Antonio. When I was a kid, these boots impressed me more than the Pyramids of Giza. They symbolized the heights of civilization– namely a 3 story mall that was a home for all my materialistic dreams.

Sideline Conversation

I drew a cartoon of what I learned from another parent last weekend (while watching my kid cover the goal in a lacrosse tournament)

Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, Texas

I was 18 when I heard Guy Clark play ‘Dublin Blues’ at Poor David’s Pub. At 19, I got to open for Steve Fromholtz and heard him play ‘Texas Trilogy’ and ‘I’d Have to be Crazy.’ I heard Rusty Weir tell stories and sing ‘Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance’ at Poor David’s Pub. I […]

The Philosophy Behind the Album

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself” – Carl Sagan “I am the consequence of 3 miracles: the miracle of Life, the miracle of Mind, and the miracle of Culture.” – Gregg Henriques “I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman, Song of Myself  Photo by Robert Hensley I have learned […]

Food choices as knobs on vintage audio gear

Do you prefer to think about your daily nutrition choices as vintage audio gear? From my reading of Greger and Ornish, it looks like optimal health happens when you turn as many of these knobs to the right as you can. Go for more fiber, more greens, more whole foods (versus processed foods), more plant-based […]

Henry Waring Latané Temple and Susan Jones

“They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.” – Daniel 12:3 Henry Waring Latané Temple was born in April 6, 1812 in Essex County, Virginia, the fourth child of John Temple and Mary “Polly” Latané. Essex County in […]

Renée Rose Adélaïde Gentillot and Achilles Nivison Plunkett Sr

Achilles Nivison Plunkett Sr. was born in 1769 in Torbeck, Saint-Domingue (now a part of Haiti). His father Francois Plunkett was born in Killumod, Ireland and immigrated to Saint-Domingue. Saint-Domingue was a West Indian French colony from 1659 to 1804 on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. At age 21, Achilles married Renée Rose Adélaïde Gentillot […]

Julia Sterling and John Barnitz Bond Sr, MD

John Barnitz Bond Sr, MD was the father of John Barnitz Bond Jr (who married Alice Plunkett). Arkansas Gazette, July 17, 1915: “One of the most picturesque figures in American pharmacy has passed away in the death of Dr. John B. Bond Sr., of Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of seventy-eight. Dr. Bond was […]

Alice Plunkett and John Bond Jr

The children and grandchildren of John Bond Jr and Alice Plunkett: -4 Children: Lila Plunkett Bond, Julia (Judy) Katharine Bond, Josephine Bond, Richard Thompson (Tommy) Bond -10 Grandchildren: Lila Anne Matthews, Agnes Somers Matthews Virginia Reville Ledbetter, Joel Yowell Ledbetter Jr, Julia Plunkett Ledbetter Alice Plunkett Temple, Hal Crouch Temple, Helen Christine Temple, Thompson Bond […]