Holding on to Houston from Afar

Watching images of Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been able to do little but reflect on the past. I was born and raised in Houston. It may be America’s bustling fourth-largest city, but somehow I never thought the national news would feature the site of my first date, first speeding ticket, and countless other personal moments.

Opening Up the Conversation

Irony is pining for an audience that grows receptive in the moments when you least want to write. America's racial fault lines are opening spaces for new voices. And at times being asked to fill the prescient void with my reflections seems like a compliment, but more than a few times, I think it a … Continue reading Opening Up the Conversation

Better Loss Next Time: Lessons Learned on Black and White

I should be good at chess. I'm a big picture guy with an eye for strategy. Problem solving is my wheelhouse. And when it comes to the serious, I play to win. But for the life of me I cannot win a game. It's a wonder that I even manage getting second place. Sure, I … Continue reading Better Loss Next Time: Lessons Learned on Black and White