Mailbag - October 2019
Friendship and fishing
I thoroughly enjoyed the fishing article [Gone Fishing: With The Favorite Foursome, by Jennifer Oakley, September 2019] about Christy [Galtney], Pam [Lewis], and their "favorite foursome" tennis group! Jennifer, you truly captured the essence of friendship! Having great friends to share your life with is a gift like none other. Thank you for such a thoughtful and well written reminder of what life is all about!
Hook, line and sinker
Jennifer [Oakley] totally reeled in the spirit of these irrepressible dynamos. I absolutely loved reading about four women who had little in common outside of a racket, a ball and a competitive spirit, yet formed lifelong friendships that extend far beyond the court. There's nothing more powerful to staying young than having fun, and this foursome definitely knows how to do it right! Having known Cindy [Soefer] for many years, I'm not surprised that she got them hooked on this newfound passion. Wishing you amazing women many more happy catches!
Teaching out of the classroom
Your article [Going Green: Teachings from a school garden, by Tracy L. Barnett, September 2019] reminded me about how many truly great teachers and neighbors live in our community. It’s inspiring to know that experts, like Angela Roth, are sharing their knowledge and cultivating life-long connections to nature in others and helping provide students a better understanding of farm-to-table concepts in this digital age of take-out and delivery. Please continue to share additional inspiring and uplifting articles like this one!
Going with the flow
I enjoyed reading Cindy’s article Life is Rigged in Your Favor [by Cindy Gabriel, September 2019] because it reminded me of the value of recognizing the flow of life and going with that flow as things happen. When you go with the flow, as the article indicates, good things can happen to you. Going along with life as it occurs can be a challenge. However, as Cindy points out, the benefits are more than worth it. I appreciate how her examples moved from her personal experiences to those of others around her. Her writing style is very welcoming, and I enjoy reading everything she writes.
Such a small world. My brother is autistic and lives at Noah's House [an independent living center serving adults with disabilities in Houston]. A friend in Austin shared a picture one of her friends posted about her new Sandal Gap Studio [in Houston]. The picture was of about 10 new artists with special needs who will enjoy the studio. My brother was in the picture. She recognized him from a few times she met my brother. I didn't know about this until my friend shared the post. I Googled Sandal Gap Studio and up came The Buzz Magazines story [Speaking Through Art: Sevy Eicher’s unfolding talent, by Angie Frederickson, March 2019]. Thank you for covering such a cool place!
Editor’s note: Jodi, it is such a small world. Thank you for sharing that with us. Sandal Gap Studio, a nonprofit studio for artists with intellectual abilities, recently opened. See sandalgapstudio.org for more on the studio.
I just discovered your article on Houston restaurants [Restaurant Memories: A look back at Houston's dining past, by Russell Weil, November 2014] and enjoyed it so very much. I'd love to learn more about your articles and their "strolls down memory lane." Thank you for this "treat!" And don't forget ice cream at 2K or the many cafeterias of old!
Editor’s note: Thanks for the nice feedback, Mike. This 2014 story remains one of our most popular. We love hearing your restaurant memories, too.
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