New Texas

Baby Head

Baby Head

by Heath Dollar Johnny Benton, in his cowboy hat, starched jeans, and boots with a walking heel, parked his truck alongside the state highway, stepped across a bar ditch, and headed toward the gate of Baby Head Cemetery. The cemetery, which was situated beneath a rugged hill of pink granite and Texas scrub, was allRead more about Baby Head[...]

The Kentucky Resolutions and a More Perfect Union

The Kentucky Resolutions and a More Perfect Union

by William Matthew McCarter In September of 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Legend has it that at the close of the Constitutional Convention, an interested party asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got – a Republic or a Monarchy?”  Benjamin FranklinRead more about The Kentucky Resolutions and a More Perfect Union[...]

bone country

bone country

by D. Ellis Phelps — for Mary Ann   i sit in your rocking chair thinking what it must have been like to be you —great-grandmother braided white hair cane-backed poddy-chair —its porcelain pot how cold it was when i sat there my bottom  bare as my dangling feet the thinker thinking ~ —your mindRead more about bone country[...]