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Perspective

What will it take?

Howdy, everybody. Guess what. I'm feeling pretty good today. I'm hurting in only two places, and that's a tolerable number. How about you? Are you happy? Has anything good happened to you lately that we ought to know about? Has...

Big scare for the talking mule

A few of the customers have been asking if I ever intend to visit again with my friend the talking mule. So the other morning I found him in his usual place, a few miles west of Sealy on the...

Here in the country . . .

. . . it's hot and windy and I'm doing almost nothing you'd consider worthwhile. Well, I'm watering the live oaks that provide shade inside the yard fence. That's the hardest job I've done so far today. Mostly I'm busy...

City mockingbirds carry the tune

You've caught me at home for a change, here on the sixth floor of the high-rise apartment building, not far inside the West Loop. I'm at my old work station by the south window that gives me a long look...

Correct answers to the Leon Hale quiz

More than 2,000 readers took our multiple-choice quiz about columnist Leon Hale, who turns 90 in May. The winner, who will be selected soon from a drawing of correct entries, will be invited to Hale's birthday party. Here are the...

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