Is it hug-worthy?

I’ll admit it. I’m somewhat of a hugger. But only to a certain extent. Mostly with family and a few close friends.

As you might know, we’re new to Texas, and we don’t yet have a lot of friends here. So I was a little stunned when I saw my wife hug someone I believed to be a total stranger while we visited my son’s new school during Meet the Teacher Night.

My son and I were exploring the school’s very awesome library and its array of mystery and adventure books when I heard a loud, giddy “Hey!” I looked up to see my wife approach another woman and hug her — like they were old friends! Continue reading “Is it hug-worthy?”

Deep in the heart of Texas

Howdy, y’all! Did you notice my Texas accent? As a recent Lone
Star State transplant from the Show-Me State of Missouri, I’ve been told to avoid
the use of my preferred “you guys” in any sentence. The use of such words, the
advice goes, would surely label me a Yankee and mark me as an outsider in the land of bluebonnets. I can
honestly say that I’ve used both “you guys” and “y’all” and (so far) everyone
in the biggest state in the union has treated me with tremendous kindness. I’m
happy to be here. But why am I here? Continue reading “Deep in the heart of Texas”