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Three white Stetson hats: the joy of limitation

Let’s face it: we are not culturally conditioned to look kindly upon constraints. Every day bombards us with messages urging us to maximize our enjoyments, super-size our servings, and prolong our erections. Limitations, we’re told, are for losers. I, on … Continue reading

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The mythical West: John Wesley Powell and the limits of individualism

In reflecting on some of the issues Heather raised in her recent post on billboards and property rights, I’ve found myself forced to the conclusion that the American West doesn’t really exist, and never did. Oh, I don’t deny the … Continue reading

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These boots were made for blogging

Owen Wister and Roy Rogers, Audie Murphy, John Wayne, and a powerful pull. All of which only partially explains why I just bought myself a pair of a certain professional football team based in Dallas. Moreover, my feet are famous … Continue reading

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Listapalooza: top ten Texas movies

Yup, another one of those crazy lists. This time we thought we’d offer our ten favorite movies about (or set in, or somehow related to) Texas. Pass the popcorn, and turn off that damn cell phone! Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 … Continue reading

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