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Growing up in Texas, you take bluebonnets for granted. They were a yearly subliminal reminder that summer vacation was just around the corner. As a kid who never made it past the Tejas border (where else would you go? oklahoma?) … Continue reading

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smith boy chronicles, june 2017

  smith boys in their natural environment. advantage of hanging with a guy who’s been everywhere in west texas too many times to count? when you lose your cap, he gives you an extra from jay’s hamburgers in menard. because. … Continue reading

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the great smith boy toyota fiasco of 2017

I should have known. All the best Smith Boy fiascos happen in a Toyota.  Above is a photo of Rick back in his Land Cruiser days. Niece the Elder recently posted it and I’m not sure what the breakdown was. … Continue reading

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just another trip home, part 1

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I love a parade, part 3

Sometimes runs don’t turn out the way you planned. We were on our way to a trail run at our new stomping grounds, the state park in San Angelo. Mostly it was a chance for Mo to kiss up to … Continue reading

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The calm before the storm before the other calm

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mo’s first boyfriend

Mo grew up in Seattle. She had never been to San Angelo before I came along. And yet. As we drove into the state park here, she ran into her childhood boyfriend. What are the odds of this? Where’s Jenster … Continue reading

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